"Don't get near that thin- Can you please tell him to stop?" "It's fine, he knows what he's doing. Do you think I'd be letting him near it if he didn't?" This argument happened often when my mom didn't want me to touch the computer. It's understandable, not many 4 year-olds can be trusted with such gadgets, but thanks to my dad I was getting my hands all over them and installing my own games at a very young age. To this day I credit him for being the spark that started my passion for technology.
Soon, I was no longer just installing games, but also taking computers apart. Sure, from time to time I couldn't put the pieces back together, but I was still intrigued by technology and all that it could offer us. Messing around with computers got my creative juices flowing and shortly after I took up art as well. When I wasn't playing games on my computer, you could be sure you could find me painting and drawing.
When it was time to enroll into high school, I applied and was accepted into the Information Technology Magnet Academy at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High. As a student, I was able to participate in all four strands of technology education that they offer at this Academy; Programming, Web Design, Digital Design, and Networking. I became Adobe, Microsoft and CISCO Certified over the 4 years I spent at this school.
Now that I have earned my Associates in Arts degree for Computer Engineering, I plan to continue my education and finish double majoring in Computer & Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech, as well as getting two separate minors for Mathematics and Physics.