2018 Cohort

Civil Engineering

Kiem, Tran

Kiem, Tran

I like to take pictures of people and buildings. I would try build popsicle model out of those buildings pictures. I want to become a Civil Engineer in Structural. My nickname is Bun Bao (dumpling) because my middle name is Bao. My role model is my mom. (Participating Terms: Fall 2018 - Summer 2019)

Luu, Cassandra

Luu, Cassandra

I’m a Civil Engineering major who’s interested in specializing within Structural Engineering. To prevent myself from procrastinating, I like to listen to chill lofi music because it actually helps me stay focused on what I’m trying to complete. Whenever I have free time, I enjoy spending it on going out or playing board games with my friends or family. My favorite board game would have to be Jenga because of how challenging  and competitive it can get.  (Participating Terms: Fall 2018 - Spring 2021. Spring'21 Graduation)

Computer Science

Chen, Hua

Chen, Hua

I'm a computer science major. When school gets too stressful I like to destress by playing games, my latest one being Maplestory2. I want to work on something interesting when I finish with my bachelors, for instance artificial intelligence or quantum computing. (Participating Terms: Fall 2018 - - Spring 2021. Spring'21 Graduation)

Garcia, Abigail

Garcia, Abigail

My name is Abigail, but most people call me Abby. So far, the hardest part about being a computer science major is typing with my nails done.  Seeing more women in the STEM field inspires me to rise above expectations and continue to inspire young girls as they have. In the future I hope to become a software engineer and develop mobile applications. (Participating Terms: Fall 2018 - Current)

Gutierrez, Larry

Gutierrez, Larry

Being a Computer Science major pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree, has really made me into a caffieneholic.  On my free time I like to do a lot of things such as work on cars, go out with friends, and go to the gym, but because I’m a CS major, I don’t have free time. When I grow up even though I’m almost 20 I would like to work for a company that specializes in software engineering, or security. (Participating Terms: Fall 2018 - Fall2019; Summer'21 Graduation)

Pena, Jorge

Pena, Jorge

My name is Jorge, but most call me George. My passion lies within the creation of music and its cathartic nature. To find a rhythm in what seems to be a more chaotic world, is a nice feeling, you know? The guitar, bass, and piano allow for this to be possible for myself. Also I'm hoping to take stress off the shoulders of the Earth someday whether through music or Computer Science. Oh, and Computer Science is nice too. (Participating Terms: Fall 2018 - Summer 2019)

Torosa, Tabassuma

Torosa, Tabassuma

I am a sophomore computer science student who loves trying out food from different cultures, rock music, crime/mystery documentaries, traveling, and reading novels when I am procrastinating on my assignments. Most of my friends call me Tabby (like the cat Tabby) since my name is too long. My future long term goal is working in a social media company focusing on software engineering and traveling to other countries  after obtaining my degree. (Participating Terms: Fall 2018 - Summer 2021. Summer'21 Graduation)

Electrical Engineering

Avila, Juan

Avila, Juan

I am an Electrical Engineering student who is interested in specializing in both Computer Engineering and Electronic Engineering. I want to become a Software or Hardware Engineer for either Apple or Google upon graduation in 2021. On my spare time, I play trumpet in groups that perform at Dodger Stadium and other venues. (Participating Terms: Fall 2018 - - Spring 2021. Spring'21 Graduation)

Hernandez-Alvarez, Jose

Hernandez-Alvarez, Jose

I am pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. Although I haven't decided, I am thinking in pursuing a minor in Computer Science. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family and friends, enjoy the wonders of California, and practice coding. (Participating Terms: Fall 2018 - Summer 2019)

Mechanical Engineering

Cornejo, Anahi

Cornejo, Anahi

My name is Anahi, but most people call me Annie. I’m a second-year Mechanical Engineer major. When school gets too stressful, I enjoy playing bass guitar and listening to music. On my spare time, I like to go hiking to different views with my friends and family. (Participating Terms: Fall 2018 - Current)

Gomez, Omar

Gomez, Omar

I am interested in business and helping others achieve their goals. I like to help families and my community to better ourselves and change stereotypes other may think about us. In regards to Mechanical Engineering, I have looked at Aerospace engineering as a possible career. I want to do something that I will love waking up to every day in the mornings and something that my nephews will see that, with hard work anything is possible. By my friends, I am known as OG and not because I am affiliated with any gangs but only because those letters are my initials. But honestly, none of this would have been possible if my mother was not the GREATEST woman alive. She has and would give up her life for my siblings and I. That is something you can't buy with money or anything else; she is living proof that with hard work anything can be achieved and she is my greatest inspiration. (Participating Terms: Fall 2018 - Summer 2019)

Thu, Maung

Thu, Maung

My name is Maung Myat Garry Thu, but everyone just calls me Garry. I'm currently majoring in Mechanical Engineering to specialize in robotics. My interest in robotics sparked from a Japanese Manga Series: Astro Boy, a humanoid robot that functions coherently among human society. One day, I hope to have a positive impact on human society, just as Astro Boy had. (Participating Terms: Fall 2018 - - Spring 2021. Spring'21 Graduation)