I am a 20 years old Sophomore studying to get my degree as a software engineer at the University of California at Santa Cruz. I am an avid learner of computer science and related technologies, and continue to improve myself in any way that I can in both my field and in general.
My job at McHenry Library on the UCSC campus involves maintaining the computers on all floors of the library during my shifts. My responsibilities also concern the public printing that is provided by the library, maintaining paper and toner levels in all copiers and printers in the library. When there is another task that is asked of me by my supervisors I don't hesitate to oblige and do my best to complete the task in as little time as possible.
While at Learning Support Services, my job was to provide a tutoring service for the students in a computer science course on campus. It was my responsibility to be available for as many students as needed the services and help to aid their understanding of the material being taught in the class. Since I was not a Teacher Aide for the class, it was not my job to lecture to the students, but to take questions and both answer them accordingly and attempt to guide them through the process of finding the solution on their own.
The responsibilities that were given to me by my supervisor, Professor Helman, included aiding the professor and constructing demonstrations for the Physics classes on campus as a supplement to their courses. As a side project both myself and a coworker of mine were assigned the task of developing a custom piece of software for the professor that would enable him to provide a new, more advanced demonstration and lab for the upper-division physics courses regarding radioactivity.
I began studying at UCSC the year immediately following my high school graduation and have further expanded my skills in my field of expertise in the short time that I have been attending here. In my courses pertaining to software engineering I have received excellent scores, ranking in the top 5-10 students in those classes. After my second quarter, the professor teaching the computer science course I had just completed recommended me to the on-campus tutoring program, Learning Support Services. I took the job and helped students in the class in small tutoring sessions with 5-10 people at a time.
I attended Rocklin High School for all four years of my high school education and earned my diploma within those four years. My grades were generally above average, and I was liked by my teachers. In my spare time after school I began to develop my knowledge of software engineering; learning off of internet tutorials and examining code examples. I also participated in extra curricular activities such as the after-school Theater productions as well as choir concerts that were put on by my choral classes.