I’m Lee, currently a senior studying Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
I usually go by my last name as my first name, because it’s a common occurrence people think ‘Chuan’ is my middle name which gets truncated to Wen Lee. I definitely prefer just ‘Lee’ over the single ‘Wen’.
I’m from originally Malaysia where it’s easily over 32°C [89°F] and survived the cold winters here in Minnesota where it’s usually -25°C [-13°F]. At this rate I’ve seen and lived with enough snow for a lifetime. I am also 8981 miles away (14453.5 kilometers for us metric people) from home.
I speak 3 languages, English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia.
Though I am familiar that the generation I’m a part of are probably unhappy due to this fixation on thinking we’re all special and unique, doesn’t mean we all can’t dream.
Perhaps I forget this at times, but on a more abstract scale what I want to do in Computer Science is to make a difference, and help people solve problems. Maybe it’s the same kick I get when being able to help someone understand things better, on StackOverflow or in real life. To have made a difference in software that positively impacts another person’s life.
Now aren’t we all special snowflakes?
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson or Leo Rosten