I've been connected to technology my entire life. I grew up learning about and being able to interact with, and I've always found myself to be very intuitive with all forms of technology. So it was only natural that I eventually wanted to start learning more about it. It started in high school where I latched onto the hardware aspects of the field. By my freshmen year in college I really wanted to try something new, so I went into RIT as Computing Exploration, a temporary major in which I took exploratory classes on different computing subjects (computer science, web and mobile design and development, software engineering, and so on). Not being one to fall instantly in love with coding, I stumbled upon HCC...and it sounded like the perfect major for me; being able to provide people with the same seamless and amazing technological experiences that I had as a kid. Being a people person, who loves pretty things has been a major benefit so far, but surprisingly enough, having base intuition with technology can be as much of detriment as a benefit. I have to constantly be on the look out for things that are natural and easy to grasp for me, but not for the common user. And that's where a team based environment and research really pays off.