“The existence of computer science has not only allowed me to keep learning and growing in a field I truly love, but it has also allowed society to keep advancing and I’m excited to see what develops next.”
“Traveling enriched my life, and when we couldn’t travel, it gave us a chance to reflect on everywhere we’ve been. I could share my adventures with friends and family. Travel while you can. Don’t put it off if you don’t have to.”
“I’m grateful that music and writing have made me feel confident that people can pursue careers and things that they truly love. I don’t feel like I am entitled to what I do, it’s all love, passion, and drive. I think I represent a regular dude who wants to do this.”
“I write to show that people can change if they decide to and make themself change. By doing it, I am able to help so many people with mental health issues, drug issues, all that. There are a bunch of things that people can kind of connect with and realize that we’re all the same. I get a real rush out of things like that.”
“It doesn’t matter if it’s the aurora or something else, but if you can see or identify a phenomena that hasn’t been identified and you understand why it works, it gives motivation to keep studying and teaching.”
“Do you ever feel like you want to tell someone you love them, but you just don’t have all of the words to do so? Music allows me to. I can get on the piano and write a beautiful ballad and they’ll understand how I feel.”
“I work for LAPD in the Robbery Homicide Division in the Special Assault Section where we investigate stranger rapes, serial sexual assaults, unsolved sexual assaults with DNA, and high profile cases”.
“I began playing soccer when I was 5 years old in Guatemala, my home country. I played soccer all the time, every chance I had. I played with my friends, family and neighbors during our school breaks. We played any time we could.”
“I’m passionate about entrepreneurship because it mixes creativity with economics. When we first started the company we had to maintain organization because there were so many different balls in the air. The biggest lesson I learned was how to be transparent with customers and fellow employees to ensure success for the business.”
“For me, this time is a moving meditation “session” that I cherish. It is the time I think about myself, my family and my community. You may find me with a huge smile on my face or tears rolling down my face….I don’t know what type of session I will have until I’m there.”
“In high school I turned my sight towards film making and wanted to get into the production side of creating movies. I soon realized I am not a director; really the only thing I like about movies is how they look. I dedicated my life to studying design.
“This project was from our hearts, It was not a business deal; we were trying to project a message. If you have family members with Alzheimer, or really any disease, the caregivers have to go through a lot mentally, and we need to appreciate them.
As a child of someone with Alzheimer’s, you have a choice. You can submit your parent to a nursing home, or you can stay with them and take care of them. This is the choice the main character has to make. He could leave, travel the world, be happy…and his father would never even know, his father doesn’t even recognize him.
“I went to a music festival once and I just loved how everyone seemed to connect with each other through music. Complete strangers come together for an artist and become best of friends, and that drew me to DJing.