Hammond is a junior
computer science major in the computer and information sciences
department at the University of
Delaware on track to graduate in the summer of 2011. He was a little
hesitant in choosing this major because
although he had always been fascinated by computers, his only
programming experience before college was one semester of basic C++ and
he had (and still has) a high interest in studying medicine. However,
Reza did not want to tether himself to a major like chemistry if he
were to decide that he later decided to not pursue a career in
medicine. After a lot of thinking, Reza decided to major in computer
science and take the required pre-med courses so that he could take the
MCATs his junior year. So far, Reza's plans have only changed slightly.
He still plans to take the MCATs next spring, but he developed such a
passion for computer science that he also hopes to attend graduate
school to receive a PhD in computer science in addition to his M.D.
Reza's interest in medicine has mostly been due to his love for helping
people. His experiences in college have helped him realize that his
interest in computing can be combined with his interest in medicine to
help more people than he ever could have imagined.
Reza can be contacted firstname.lastname@example.org