When you were younger...

Janvi, APM 2015, Mountain View
“An astronaut! But then I realized how physically strenuous it was going to be. So, I decided I wanted to work in Mission Control instead.”

Dina, APM 2016, San Bruno
“I was kind of interested in everything from medicine to comparative literature. In high school, my chemistry teacher suggested I become an engineer, which was pretty nebulous to me at the time. I thought all engineers built bridges, but I ended up taking a few computer science classes anyway and was hooked. Computer science is so applicable to real-world problems that I care about.”

Jian, APM 2015, Mountain View
“My dad was a doctor, so at my pre-sentient age, it was always “a doctor.” The moment I learned about computers, it was technology all the way!”

Shreena, APM 2017, Mountain
“Either a writer or a philosopher - growing up, I spent so much time reading. At school, I was somewhat interested in STEM, but humanities always seemed more expressive and magical.” View

Muli, APM 2013, Zurich
“Athlete all the way! I did a ton of sports as a kid: soccer, hockey, basketball. I was on the Israeli national hockey team and as a teenager couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”

Alex, APM 2016, Mountain View
“Doctor, always! Probably because my mom, dad, and step-mom are all doctors: a psychiatrist, neurosurgeon, and neurologist.”

Bryan, APM 2014, Tokyo
“I had no idea. I feel like when I was super small I wanted to drive or fly or something cool like that. Then, when I got a bit older, I decided I wanted to be a video game tester, because I loved playing video games and wanted them before they were released.”

Sam, APM 2016, Mountain View
“I changed my mind a lot as a kid. I started off wanting to become a political scientist since my dad is a social studies teacher. Later on, I met a family friend who was a computational biologist and I became obsessed with that - even did a cool internship in high school. It wasn’t until college that I started understanding what I loved - math and computer science.”

When you were younger...

Janvi, APM 2015, Mountain View
“An astronaut! But then I realized how physically strenuous it was going to be. So, I decided I wanted to work in Mission Control instead.”

Dina, APM 2016, San Bruno
“I was kind of interested in everything from medicine to comparative literature. In high school, my chemistry teacher suggested I become an engineer, which was pretty nebulous to me at the time. I thought all engineers built bridges, but I ended up taking a few computer science classes anyway and was hooked. Computer science is so applicable to real-world problems that I care about.”

Jian, APM 2015, Mountain View
“My dad was a doctor, so at my pre-sentient age, it was always “a doctor.” The moment I learned about computers, it was technology all the way!”

Shreena, APM 2017, Mountain
“Either a writer or a philosopher - growing up, I spent so much time reading. At school, I was somewhat interested in STEM, but humanities always seemed more expressive and magical.” View

Muli, APM 2013, Zurich
“Athlete all the way! I did a ton of sports as a kid: soccer, hockey, basketball. I was on the Israeli national hockey team and as a teenager couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”

Alex, APM 2016, Mountain View
“Doctor, always! Probably because my mom, dad, and step-mom are all doctors: a psychiatrist, neurosurgeon, and neurologist.”

Bryan, APM 2014, Tokyo
“I had no idea. I feel like when I was super small I wanted to drive or fly or something cool like that. Then, when I got a bit older, I decided I wanted to be a video game tester, because I loved playing video games and wanted them before they were released.”

Sam, APM 2016, Mountain View
“I changed my mind a lot as a kid. I started off wanting to become a political scientist since my dad is a social studies teacher. Later on, I met a family friend who was a computational biologist and I became obsessed with that - even did a cool internship in high school. It wasn’t until college that I started understanding what I loved - math and computer science.”