Minor in Computer Science & Astronomy
Biography: I am an avid fan of Astronomy, Music, and a massive Techy. I also love sports but most of all, I love programming, and learning how to use my love of programming for a social science application is a dream come true.
Why Information Sciences: I learned that the Information Science degree has four pathways within the iSchool. The path that caught my attention was the Data Science/Data Analyst. I have always been intrigued by how people can take massive amounts of data and interpret it. I have also noticed that Data Analyst are also at the forefront of every significant discovery or innovation. I want to learn what it takes to be a Data Analyst and help improve people's lives. I can work in the health care system and figure out ways to lower hospital costs to make health care more affordable. I can also help discover new phenomena that help astronomers and astrophysicists understand the universe better. I also want to major in Information Science and go down Data Science's pathways to learn how to program better. I love to program something from nothing, to make a calculator do complex problems that would take hours for humans to do. To automate tasks so that I can focus on stuff that requires my immediate attention. However, I have much to learn, and I want to put in the effort to learn. To access the Kepler Observatory data and then program an algorithm to find planets in far-out solar systems and make it to also look for asteroids that will come close to Earth. Getting a degree in information science will allow me to learn new programming languages such as Python and R while also learning how to collect data and how to interpret a preset dataset. It will also help me as a programmer and contribute to people worldwide, directly like in the health care world or indirectly, like analyzing astronomical data.
Involvement & Experiences: Undergraduate Research with Professor Dr.Schneider, Research Mentee, Lead Developer for App to test Math Skills for Kids with Disabilities, Illinois Space Society (ISS)