Gracias y adios
As the title says, this is my farewell post 🙁 I will no longer be an STA during the upcoming fall semester due to a heavy course load. During this last week I will be wrapping up the 2 website migration I was working on and write some notes for the next STA to take on the project. That being said, I am extremely honored for the opportunity to have been a Web Dev and Design STA for the Spring 2023 semester. When I first joined, I was not truly aware of how big of an impact LAITS (both full time and student employees) have on UT. I am in awe of how huge some of the projects the other STAs were working on were like the UTFC Textbook, Carrie’s Precursors, Thang’s Master of Economics site (and all of the others projects too!). You guys are extremely talented! Luisa, Thang, Adrian, Marissa, Carrie, Leilani, Lorena, and Isaiah, I wish you all the best!
I’d also like to give a big thanks to Valerie, Maddy, Stacy, Chris, and Marianne.
To STA Managers: Valerie and Maddy thank you so much for always being there and helping me get started as an STA. When I first joined, everything seemed daunting but both of you made the process of joining the team very enjoyable! You both made the Dev Lab a wonderful and cozy workplace and you were both always there to answers all my questions and provide feedback 🙂 . Thank you, especially for helping me with my STA Presentation, when I say I couldn’t have done it with out ya’ll I really mean it. I think I would have had a stroke on the stage.
To LAITS Web Development Team: Stacy, Chris and Marianne thank you for working with me on the LAITS Web Dev team. I learned so much through out this past semester from all of you. Thank you to Stacy and Chris for introducing me and guiding me through multiple projects throughout the semester. Thank you to Marianne for answering my questions and giving me feedback!
This summer I will be interning at Texas Instruments (the one that makes the calculators) in Dallas. I will be running software tests on embedded processors. This is a more electrical engineer-y job than you would expect someone working on the front end of websites would do but I am very excited nonetheless! Looking forward I plan on continuing to work and learn more in the software field with a focus on Software Design and Data Science in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program here at UT. I also plan on building my portfolio by creating apps and software tools in the near future. I do not have a portfolio (yet!) but you will be able to see any of my future projects on my Github.
With that being said, you can reach me on LinkedIn if you want to know more about any of the projects I’ve worked on, if you are interested in embedded processors I guess, or if you just want to say hi!
Thank you LAITS and STA Team for everything and goodbye! <3