How are you connected to the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) or the Office of Hispanic Initiatives (OHI)?
Since starting graduate school at the Georgia Institute of Technology, I have been involved with OMED as a computer science tutor.
What advice would you give to students on succeeding academically at Georgia Tech?
Be aggressive when asking for help! I think a lot of students come from high schools and homes where they were praised for being the smartest. When they arrive at Tech, they feel ashamed to ask for help. If you do not understand something when your professor is speaking, stop him and ask for help as the chances are others don’t know as well. If you already knew the material, why would you be in the class in the first place?
What advice would you give to students on acclimating socially to Georgia Tech?
Tech is an extremely diverse university; with that being said, you should not come here and only limit yourself to your ethnic group. Join clubs/organizations within your respective major and try to be active in them. Listen and share stories with people from different ethnicities in order to gain a better perspective of other cultures.
Where have you worked while at Georgia Tech, and what did you enjoy about that experience?
I have only worked at OMED, and I have enjoyed motivating students to push themselves when things appear hard.
What has been your favorite Georgia Tech experience?
During my first semester, I took Mobile Apps and Services and led a team to place in the Convergence Innovation Competition.