Major: Civil or Mechanical Engineering

Peer Mentor: Andrew Pham

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Karl Haapala


I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii but because my parents work for the military, I lived in several different countries as a child. I lived in Japan for 5 years and Germany for 2 years. From each of these countries I was able to travel to places like Italy and France. I then moved back to Hawaii and lived there up until now. I chose to come to OSU because I knew of its prestigious engineering program, but also because I wanted to experience something new. I am thinking about majoring in civil engineering, but I am still unsure if I would like to go in to mechanical engineering instead. I hope that I will be able to research something in the molecular biology category. I am still uncertain on what I want to do in the future, whether it be in engineering or something completely different. What I like most about OSU is its large, tight community.