As long as I can remember, reading has been one of the great joys in my life and my constant companion through good times and bad. It served as an escape, an exploration of new ideas, discovery of new worlds, contemplation of incredible facts and, at the end, a way to find myself. Though I also succumb to the easy convenience of digital e-books, there is nothing like the experience of reading physical books with their musty smells, tactile sense and substance.
English to Computer ScienceOctober 2nd , 2017
People are often more surprised than not when they hear that I earned my undergraduate degree in English Literature/Literary Theory—not as a fact in and of itself, but when considered alongside my graduate degree in Computer Science. There is a perception that these disciplines are diametrically opposed, where one is a hard science and the other is something that seems entirely otherwise. Though this was not a course I’d deliberately charted out in undergrad looking forward, in retrospect it is easy for me to see the path that led me between these areas of study and through the course of my career.