Tell us about your Berkeley IEOR experience. What were some of the best memories you had here?
I will never forget taking my first semester of upper division IEOR courses. Although challenging, the passion that I developed for the coursework served as a vindication that I was exactly were I was supposed to be. On top of that, I am also really fond of the experiences that I had with my 115 and 180 class projects because they gave me a chance to apply classroom knowledge to real world problems.

Why did you choose Berkeley IEOR?
I chose Berkeley IEOR because it offers a unique blend of engineering, business, mathematics, and problem solving skills that are applicable to so many different industries and fields.

What was your favorite IEOR class and why?
My favorite IEOR class was 172 because it taught me how to view the world from the lens of probability and uncertainty. These concepts form the pillar of many skills and analytical techniques used in the IEOR world, and learning about them under Professor Righter was an immense pleasure.

What are your post-graduation plans? How do you see your skills from IEOR being used in the future?
Next year I will be returning to Cal for the 5th year IEOR M.S. program. After that, I plan to work in industry in the realm of Data Science/Analytics and Operations Research.

What advice do you have for younger IEOR students?
My advice would be to take advantage of the smaller community that IEOR offers. You’ll be taking classes with many of the same people from many of the same professors, and it’s a great opportunity to form relationships that will last a lifetime.