What impresses you most about the College?

Prior to studying here, I was truly unaware of the amazing work and discoveries of Illinois professors and alumni. The world would certainly be a different place without the ongoing contributions of the College of Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Computer Engineering, Senior
Activities – Engineering Student Alumni Ambassadors, Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honors Society, Eta Kappa Nu – ECE Honors Society, ECE Student Advancement Committee, College Democrats, Illinois Leadership Center Student Leadership Advisory Team, Electrical Engineers Without Borders


With Engineering Student Alumni Ambassadors on the Engineering Quad.

What attracted you to Illinois?

Illinois offers a unique college experience, as it has an awesome Big 10 feeling in addition to having very strong academic programs. With strength in all engineering fields, I knew that I would be receiving a great education, while also having a great time in college.

On the TEC trip to Silicon Valley.

What has been your favorite engineering course?

ECE 391: Computer Systems Engineering has been one of my favorites because it taught really novel concepts and pushed students to the extent of their abilities. After this course, I was equipped to work across the field and I have since become a TA for the class.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen or done on campus?

Engineering Open House is a spectacular annual event that is held on the Engineering Campus. During last year’s event, the first day of activities concluded with a ‘Tesla Coil concert,’ which was a musical performance created by a man standing between two electrical generators and literally manipulating electricity, which creates musical notes accordingly. It was fantastic!

Have you held any internships?

I spent this past summer interning for Qualcomm in San Diego. I worked to help implement low-level features for upcoming mobile phones processors. During the summer after my sophomore year, I interned at GE Healthcare’s Technology Solutions division working on the instantaneous transfer of electronic medical records.

Sharing my work at my Qualcomm internship.

What’s campus life like for engineers?

Surrounded by a group of awesome peers and some of the top experts in a particular field, Engineering at Illinois offers a world-class engineering education while also embracing and encouraging students to pursue a well-rounded set of interests.

Where is the best place to eat on campus?

J. Gumbo’s

What are your post-graduate plans?

I’m very excited to become an engineer at Apple in Cupertino, CA in July! I will be working on low-level performance engineering for Apple’s iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch), which is actually a great fit for my academic experiences here at Illinois.