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Samuel Shih

Samuel Shih '19

Hometown: South San Francisco, California

High School: Burlingame High School

Intended Major: Computer Science, Philosophy, Cognitive Science

Possible Career: Software Engineer

5 Words: Adventurous, caring, daring, thoughtful, happy

What impact do you want to have on the world?

What's more important to me than changing the world is to change my world. I want to change the way I think and feel, so that the actions I will make those around me happier and more thoughtful. 

Name a person you admire.

Bart Kwan

What is something you are proud of in your life so far?

I'm proud of my friends. 

What have been the most valuable Evans Scholars program experiences for you?

Learning about the other Evans Scholars on the pre-orientation trip. 

What was the most transformative class you have taken and/or what subjects do you want to explore deeply?

My philosophy first year seminar on Human Nature is pretty interesting, and I want to explore eastern philosophy more deeply. My theoretical aspects of Computer Science seem pretty daunting, so I want to get deeper in that as well.