Annie Vargas

Annie Vargas

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohiocincinnati ohio

Major: Computer Science. “To me, computer science is like a puzzle, and it’s exciting to solve the codes. If you get it wrong, it can be frustrating, but when you get it right, it’s great. I might minor in Chemistry as well, but I’m definitely minoring in Spanish. I didn’t like it when I took it in high school, but a lot of my friends here are international students and they all speak it. I just fell in love with it.”

ehExpected Graduation Date: 2017

Activities: Global Scholar, Student Life. “I recently applied to GC-PALS [Program to Accelerate Learning in the Sciences], and I applied to be an orientation leader next year as well. I’d like to be an RA [resident advisor] my junior or senior year, but since I’m planning to study abroad, I can’t do it next year. I also spend a lot of time in Asher studying!

gameWhat Attracted Her to Georgetown: “Georgetown kept calling me during the application process and encouraged me to apply. Once I got my letter for admitted students, I came to visit and fell in love with the campus. People are so genuinely nice here.”

Favorite Professor: Dr. Harris. “He’s a really great professor and I learned a lot in his class. I actually started liking math again because of him!”

Future College Plans: To study abroad in Spain during spring 2015. “I initially wanted to go to Valencia, but now I’m leaning more towards Segovia and Barcelona.”

Plans for Life after Georgetown: To be a software architect. “I already do a lot of codes online, HTML and CSS, as well as blog layouts. I really love it.”

Favorite Georgetown Memory: “So many of my freshman year memories have been made at the McCandless House. I got to know all of the international students, and it’s been really great learning about their different cultures and traditions.”

1375222_10200240046358280_1397265535_nMost Important Lesson Learned at Georgetown: To ask for help when you need it. “Interact with your professors, especially if you miss a day of class. Get in touch with other students who are in the class; they will give you their notes and help you too. Also, get as much sleep as you can. Take a lot of naps!”