My name is Megan Cho and I am currently an undergraduate majoring in Linguistics and Computer Science with a Film, Television, and Digital Media minor at the University of California, Los Angeles.
I accredit my abundance of amusing personal anecdotes to what has been quite a dynamic lifestyle, having moved countless times within Germany, Canada, Australia, and America. Consequently, I’ve complemented the incessant environmental changes with a mobile personality that has molded me to be constantly open-minded and excited for change.
My worth ethic is also subject to my preference for innovation and novelty, and corresponds to a growth mindset. My curiosity motivates me to venture into the unknown, while I bask in acquainting myself with the ever-increasing varieties of new ideas and concepts. And so, I readily accept new challenges with an optimistic attitude and a determination to acquire the objective. Nevertheless, I maintain pragmatic decision-making by moderating my fervor with careful reflection and organization.
Initially, I started dabbling with programming purely for fun. But it wasn’t long before I found myself increasingly devoted to seeking collaborative projects, or any other means to code. Shockingly, learning how to code felt similar to the times I taught myself Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and French. I had always favored languages as keys to unlock a plethora of personally uncharted cultures and philosophies to explore. Viewing the gratifying nature of algorithmic programming the same way, I wished to integrate this ostensibly unrelated field with my love for linguistics. As a result, I made the grand decision to change my major from Linguistics to also incorporate a Computer Science degree. Computer Science courses at UCLA so far have given me a working proficiency at C++ and and aptitude for data structures and algorithms.
I took the exciting initiative to intern at LG’s information technology service subsidiary during my freshman year summer to attain a deeper understanding of how Computer Science could be applied to a corporate setting. During my time at LG CNS, I had the honor to work alongside the Machine Learning project team and learned Python and Excel coding for the first time. I coded Excel pivot tables to help organize OLAP cube sale statistics, as well as creating multiple Python programs using JSON and PANDAS to read and write CSV files that included up-to-date API data. I then sent the files to the LG Electronics headquarters, and was thrilled to hear that my codes proved to be efficient and helpful when used by headquarter employees. The Machine Learning team and I worked within a progressive agile environment, and I thrived in such a flexible, supportive, and collaborative workspace.
Bootcamp Certification in:
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Responsive Design
- React.js, Node.js
- Security and Session Storage
- MERN Stack
- User Authentication
Some of my hobbies include: Digital art, film analysis, video gaming, playing the drum set, creative writing, and DSLR photography.