Alvin Lai

Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

Hi! My name is Alvin Lai. I was born on Guam and I've lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, since the 7th grade. I'm a big advocate for personal growth and community growth. I am very active in community service. I believe that with the exponential growth of humanity, everyone has a part to play.

I am currently a third year student at UMass Amherst studying Finance and Computer Science.

What is my passion?
I am very passionate about the financial world, computer programming, and gaming technology. My life goal is to be able to greatly contribute to the advances in analytic software and possibly turn that into a game design. I would also like to be able to watch the product I would put sweat, blood, and tears into, grow into something even bigger. As of now I still have a lot of research to do and experience to gain. I'm hoping that with hard work, dedication, and great networking I'll be able to achieve this before my midlife crisis. But even with prickly fingers, false teeth, and a habit of reliving the good old times, I would continue to try and make this goal a reality. I believe that money transactions and trading in markets will always be around, especially in capitalists economies. I also believe that video gaming is an increasingly popular pastime - for some they're careers. I want to be able to somehow combine the two to create the next big development. Now I don't mean just trading of software company's stocks or playing a virtual stock market, but the creation of a new, less mundane, system.

  • Education
    • Isenberg School of Management UMass Amherst