Throughout my education, I have striven to be the best that I can be, whether in coursework or in
organizational involvement. Because of this mindset, I enrolled in higher-level AP and dual-credit
courses in high school, and I sought out clubs and organizations to which I could contribute. This
resulted in a high school experience positive enough to convince me to continue in the trend in college.
At A&M, I have not only enrolled in the university honors program, but also the computer science
departmental honors program. Additionally, I have involved myself in some student organizations on
campus. Through the completion of a research-based capstone project, I plan to graduate with honors and
continue to earn a master's degree in computer science.
Though it is still early in my college career, it is already easy to recognize the value of investing
oneself in the surrounding world. Through A&M's honors program, I was not only provided with an
academic community, but I was also given the opportunity to reflect on the progress of my freshman year
from a non-academic standpoint. For example, I focused in on civic engagements (volunteer involvement in
the local community) and my investments in student organizations. This opened my eyes to some of the
different facets of the college experience.
There is so much more to college than simply getting a more advanced education; it’s about life
development. This past year has been one of the most important in my life thus far. Not only were my
career goals reaffirmed, but it was also revealed to me that the most important things in life aren’t
just found in education. There is tremendous importance in finding a place in a community and
solidifying the path on which you want your life to go. College helps students in discovering how to
survive the world on their own, and that lesson extends far beyond the knowledge that is taught in a