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I 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 (tutran@mills.edu



At Ocean Beach (in San Francisco) with my dog.