Ultimately, I'm a creative. I can't draw, paint, sculpt, dance, or compose, but I can code. Programming lets me take abstract ideas and make them not only tangible, but useful. That's the best part about it: I can create.
I always wanted to be on the forefront of using technology to make peoples' lives better. I thought a business degree would get me there.
After looking into the business program, I realized I couldn't really pick out a tangible skill that business majors were getting taught. I took an Information System’s class and loved it. The next semester required either a followup information systems class, or a Computer Science class. To be safe, I took the CS class since it counted towards both majors.
I was hooked.
I switched my degree to CS and never looked back.
While getting my degree, I worked for the school building web-apps. It was so fun to be able to apply the things I was learning in school to my job as I was getting my degree. It was a validation that I had made the right choice. How many other degrees out there will get you a job in the field as you're getting the degree?
The here and now
If I'm not at the computer, I can be found outside; because that’s what you do when you live in the Rockies.
If you know some awesome places to mountain bike, let me know. There is nothing I love more than exploring the Colorado wilderness with pedal power.
I try and keep track of my adventures with Instagram.