Dutch Harbor, Alaska
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A bit about me:
I'm made of awesome (DFTBA!). I play a lot of video games and enjoy programming for fun. I'm loud and wacky and fun and super nerdy!
Why did you choose to attend UAF?
I chose UAF because of the in-state tuition, and I knew several people who had gone to UAF themselves and had a great time. It was also far enough from home to feel independent but not homesick.
What do you like best about UAF?
I've always loved Alaska, and UAF is the epitome of Alaska living. The people are awesome, there is a lot to do, and the education environment is top notch. Also, the 40 Below Club is a blast!
What do you like to do in your spare time? What extracurricular activities are you a part of?
I'm a part of a NASA sponsored event called LunaBotics that combines engineering, computer science and networking to achieve various goals.
What is one piece of advice you would give to a prospective student interested in UAF?
Prepare for the winter! It can be pretty brutal if you are unprepared. When adequately equipped for it, however, it can be a fun and interesting experience. Also don't be afraid of exchange; I'm going to Norway for a year!
What "field work" have you done at UAF that will help you find work in your major?
I've joined and/or helped out with several school competitions such as CCDC (a cyber defense competition) and LunaBotics (a NASA robotics challenge).
What do you hope to do after you graduate?
After I get my degree, I'd like to go to graduate school for some higher form of computer science, preferable network security and possibly security software development.
If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
NORWAY! I'll be going to Norway for a year through UAF's awesome exchange program.