I'm a first-generation college student from Long Island, New York, and I am currently a senior at Dartmouth College where I study Anthropology, Human-centered Design and Computer Science.
People always ask how anthropology and computer science make sense together. I made this presentation to help myself explain ☺. The way I see it, in order to solve problems, one must first understand the population they are trying to support through their identities and origins. In the broadest sense, (1) Anthropology is the study of humans. (2) Human-centered design is an interdisciplinary field focused on the process of innovation for addressing human needs. (3) Computer science equips me with the skills to understand the limits of design as well as the language used in development. My off-terms abroad and across the country, as well as my extracurriculars at Dartmouth, demonstrate the seamless connection between these three disciplines.
At Dartmouth, I've taken courses in 15 different departments, ranging from linguistics to engineering. I am inquisitive--always learning new concepts and applying them to design problems.
One day, I hope to combine my passion for design, development, and business at my own startup. For now, I’m working on projects at the Dartmouth Applied Learning & Innovation Lab, as well as through internships during my off-terms.
In my free time I like to swim, practice yoga, cook with friends, and attend concerts. I'm a people person, but I'm also an introvert. It's a quirky combination, but it works.
I look forward to connecting with you!