{ Hi, I'm Matthew! }

I am an aspiring software engineer with a passion for solving problems and helping people. My strengths include problem solving, time management, intrinsic motivation, and staying organized. The goal I set with any project is to contribute to and leave a positive impact on the world.

To achieve my goals, I am currently attending The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, majoring in Computer Science and Engineering and specializing in Software Systems.

When I am not attending class, I am always looking for ways to improve as both a computer scientist and as a software engineer. I really enjoy brainstorming, designing, and developing software, as well as helping those who do not understand a programming language to understand it better. 

Experience

June 2, 2019

Graduated from high school

State of Ohio Honors Diploma

April 17, 2019

Started Working at The Ohio State University

I work as a Digital Flagship Specialized Student Mentor. Find out more at digitalflagship.osu.edu

March 29, 2019

Admitted to The Ohio State University

Intended Major: Computer Science and Engineering (pre)

attending the ohio state university

I am studying Computer Science and Engineering with a specialization in Software Engineering at The Ohio State University. The majority of my first year at Ohio State has been learning engineering fundamentals, studying object-oriented programming, how to write code with an emphasis on readability and quality, using APIs, and design principles such as design-by-contract, polymorphism, and recursion.

In the coming years, I look forward to using different technologies to make the most of my undergraduate education and become a competitive job candidate in my field upon graduation.

Experience

June 2, 2019

Graduated from high school

State of Ohio Honors Diploma

April 17, 2019

Started Working at The Ohio State University

I work as a Digital Flagship Specialized Student Mentor. Find out more at digitalflagship.osu.edu

March 29, 2019

Admitted to The Ohio State University

Intended Major: Computer Science and Engineering (pre)

Service to others

I really enjoy helping others to be successful, and giving my time and energy to make that possible is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. I have volunteered my time primarily through the Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow BSA, and Circle K International. all organizations that are focused on service, but also instilling leadership skills and fellowship.

In the Order of the Arrow, I am a Vigil Honor Member and I currently serve on the National Communications Team as a Deputy Web Coordinator, leading a team that is committed to keeping the national websites updated and easy to use. I have the honor of working with so many talented individuals in this role, and in this role I have specifically worked on my professionalism as a part of a team. 

In the Boy Scouts of America, I was in Cub Scouts from 2007-2012, when I earned the Arrow of Light Award. From there, I joined Boy Scouts and earned my Eagle Scout rank on December 11, 2014, and I went on to earn several Eagle Palms after that. My Eagle Scout project involved doing some much-needed work on a local monument for veterans so that it could more accurately represent the sacrifice that they made for freedom. I worked with volunteers on the project and we ended up putting in a combined total of 125 hours of service. The troop I was in did service in the community often, participating in community events to clean up rivers, empty trash containers, and help those in need. 

In Circle K International (CKI), I currently serve as the Ohio District Technology and Public Relations Chair, and as someone who is new to Circle K, I did not know what to expect when I first joined. I knew that Circle K did service, but I had no idea of the extent of Circle K’s reach across the US and around the world. After being a member for a year, though, I now understand that CKI has many great volunteers at universities everywhere who understand how important it is to give service to others. I have great respect for the people that I serve on the Ohio District Board with, and I hope that I can maintain communication with them long after my time in college expires.