Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and blog. At the time of writing, I am a computer science and cybersecurity double major in my senior year at the University of Central Arkansas. I hope to become a computer science professor and research ways to improve computer science and cybersecurity education. I would love to carry out this work in conjunction with non-profits and other educators, especially in underserved communities and districts. I see teaching as the highest calling of any student, and it is my greatest passion; I couldn’t see myself in a career without a connection to education. I’m also an interdisciplinary studies minor (read: dilettante), which has helped me foster a deep appreciation for fields like religious studies, economics, and literature. Apart from sporadic life updates, I plan to blog primarily about my research fields and areas of interest. I will put forward my best effort to post semi-regularly, though we’ll see how long that lasts :).
The “why” behind this blog is primarily to collect and share my thoughts. I won’t presume that my ramblings are of interest to others, but if—by a stroke of pure luck—my posts can be of use, I’ll consider this foray a success. Additionally, I suspect I’ll appreciate my effort to document my experiences as a student when I’m further in my educational journey. I’m a sucker for trips down memory lane, and I’d like to look back and see how I’ve grown as an author, scholar, and person. Finally, I plan to use the blog to hone my writing skills as I head into grad school (and hopefully beyond). My goal is to walk the narrow line between formal and engaging, in-depth yet approachable. I’ve found that mastery of this tension is especially rare among STEM academics, and I know that it can only come through practice. So however much you should choose to read and engage with, I will be genuinely grateful.
- @ January 26, 2022