spent most of my youth in Northern Virginia; I attended Thomas
Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria,
VA. I pretty much was burnt out on science and math after high
school and pursued a liberal arts education at Bryn
Mawr College. I obtained a B.A. in History (major) and
Economics (minor). I also studied abroad in Costa Rica during my
undergraduate career, to develop my Spanish, and I traveled extensively
through out Central America and the Caribbean.
After graduating from Bryn Mawr, I was an Americorps VISTA volunteer in Culebra, Puerto Rico. I moved straight to the great city of San Francisco, CA from Culebra. I spent a few of years working in education, and through career development, realized that computer science would be a good discipline for me to combine my interests in education and my math and science skills. I am presently a student in the Masters program in Interdisciplinary Computer Science at Mills College. I will be the T.A. for four courses during 2002-2003 (Data Structures, Architecture, Theory of Algorithms, and Compilers - yikes!)
My work this summer has strengthened my interest in Human-Computer Interaction, and I will be applying to Ph.D. programs in speech interfaces and natural language processing. My goal is to work in industry for a little while and then teach college-level CS.
-Tu Tran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At Ocean Beach (in San Francisco) with my dog.