Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Clubs and activities: President of the Taiwanese Student Association, Iowa State Badminton Club
Awards and honors: Dean’s List for seven semesters, as well as receiving the Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineers as Leaders scholarship (ECSEL) for three years.
Who was your most influential mentor while at Iowa State?
I have received a lot of guidance from the faculty and students from the ECSEL community. Many scholars from ECSEL share a similar background to me, and they were able to share their experiences with job hunting and careers.
What would you consider your greatest accomplishments at Iowa State?
I would say that excelling in my studies and learning to live independently while immigrating to the U.S. is my biggest accomplishment at ISU. I immigrated to the U.S. in July 2016, only one month before I started my first semester at ISU. I believe that the various challenges I overcame, such as language barriers and cultural differences, are also the motivations for me to excel in my academics. And I am proud that I am joining one of my dream companies as a software engineer.
What’s your favorite memory of your time at Iowa State?
My favorite memory is working out with my friends late at night, just before State Gym closes.
What’s your favorite place on campus?
The lawn in front of Parks Library
What’s your advice for first-year Iowa State engineering students?
Make sure you have a balance between your studies and social life. Also, try to relate what you learn to your real-life and find your passion for your major.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Watch Netflix or bake
What are your plans for after graduation?
Enjoy my last summer vacation with my family! I will join Amazon’s AWS Elasticsearch team, which I interned with last summer, in Seattle this September. I am looking forward to starting a new life in Seattle and would love to gain more knowledge in software development throughout my career.