Connie is a Senior at Stanford majoring in Computer Science, with a track in human-computer interaction. Once she graduates, she plans to continue her work with product management, but also nurses thoughts about entering the sexual health space.
WHAT IS YOUR MAJOR TAKE-AWAY FROM SWIB?
The people are incredible and there is so much diversity in experience. When I first joined SWIB, I wasn’t a great communicator, and being around SWIB members helped me grow in that aspect.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR STANFORD JOURNEY
I was really socially insecure during my freshman and sophomore year, but I made conscious choices to change. I invested myself in student groups that mattered to me (e.g. SWIB, AKPsi, and SHPRC), put my head down, and did good work. I have now found my niche and my resume looks fresh.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST ADVICE FOR STANFORD FRESHMEN?
One of the most important things at Stanford is to learn how to be a good person – both to others and yourself - from the extremely emotionally mature people surrounding you. Emotional and personal growth are more important than professional and academic growth.
WHAT’S A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?
My shoe size is 7, I didn’t eat seafood until I was out of high school, and I’m on Alliance. I get hype about Arabic and Chinese calligraphy, have double-jointed thumbs and am proud of my knowledge of keyboard shortcuts.