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About Me

My name is Alex Chea, and I am an aspiring Boston-based UX/UI Researcher and Product Manager. Now, you wonder why I decided to pursue a Computer Science career instead of going for any other social science graduate program. Well, I see computer science education as the art of thinking about problems using logic, pattern recognition, and sub-division into smaller issues. The knowledge would allow me to write software programs that make computers to accomplish tasks more efficiently. I believe a computer science degree's versatility will allow me to use my social science problem-solving skills to deal with obstacles from a different perspective. My interest in computer science comes from my view of the discipline as a challenging and creative topic. I am eager to study the technological foundation of software engineering and the idea of interaction between computers and the user resemblance of human-to-human, open-ended dialogue.

More about myself, I am a mastering culinary skills – I find baking to be very therapeutic. I am a self proclaim traveler. My next traveling plan is to do a solo backpacking trip in Australia, Sweden, Japan, and South Korea. I currently spoke four languages and would love to learn more – at the moment I'm taking classes to learn Korean and brushing up my French.

Education:

School: Northeastern University – Summer 2022

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Program: Master of Science in Computer Science

Courses: Intensive Foundation of Computer Science (Python), Discrete Math and Data Structure, Object-Oriented Design (Java), Introduction to Algorithms (C programming), Introduction to Computer System (C programming), Database Management System (SQl, MySQL), Human-Computer Interaction, Algorithms, Privacy and Usability, Theory and Method in Human-Computer Interaction (PhD Seminar)

School: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Cum Laude Honors – February 2019

Location: Lowell, Massachusetts

Program: Bachelor of Art in Political Science, minor in French Studies

Thesis: Cambodian American Immigrant and Affording High Education

Honors and Awards 

Scholarships: Charles E. Goodell Endowed Scholarship (2016), Dean Nina Coppens Endowed Scholarship (2017), Align Ruth Marie Scholarship (2019), Khoury – Align Scholarship (2020, 2021)

Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha (the National Political Science Honor Society), La Société d'Honneur de Français (the French National Honor Society)

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