Designers, Builders, and Leaders: Sophia
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Tell us about yourself. Where and what are you studying?
I’m a third-year undergraduate student studying at UC Berkeley. I major in computer science.
Before moving to California, I spent 16 years in China, 1 year in Colorado, and 1 year in Indiana. Such experience has made me adaptable and grateful to changes in life.
What # best describes you or your outlook?
What’s the coolest thing you’ve created — or work you’ve done that you’re most proud of?
In The Big Hack hackathon, my team built an efficient donation system for an NGO, Watsi. Watsi is a global funding platform for medical treatments. We built a Raspberry Pi that allowed donation with one touch on the device.
What’s your ideal job?
I would love a job like project manager, that allows me to both both build and communicate with customers and designers. I also want my work to contribute to social good in some aspect.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned during college?
Try different things and expand outside your comfort zone. I failed miserably in one semester on the dancing team and was scared to play games in my introductory basketball class. However, there are plenty of resources on campus. I did find what I truly enjoy, like hackathons, mobile app development, table tennis, and participating in talks given by leaders from all industries.