Daniel W. Lee
Senior Data Analyst in California
When I was growing up, I dreamed of being the CEO of a major corporation. The child of entrepreneur and athlete parents, I was taught that an international experience and connection were the ticket to the future -- and I bought in.
I wanted it all -- the power, the corner office, the spotlight, and a closet full of Montblanc. So I did the normal climb: I was a professional tennis athlete in high school (ranked 19th nationally in Men’s Singles category), then moved to several countries for education, attended a well-known public university for my Bachelor's degree in Texas (Texas Tech) and majored in something safe (Business and Engineering) that would guarantee me a job out of college
By the time I was 22, I was the leader of the most prestigious association on campus, and I was ranked top 5% in most of my classes. In addition, I worked in a computer engineering lab as a research assistant. From the outside, I was really "making it" and I had the two-figure portfolio, awards, scholarships, internships, and a proud family to prove it.
But on the inside, I wasn't satisfied. I am not perfect and will never be. I still failed so many times, I got a bad grade on certain test, and sometimes, I made my faculty researcher upset too. However, I took all the bad experiences as a step to the upper level. I possess a very strong desire to situate myself within a burgeoning, internationally-minded and highly challenging field. I then aspire to join an even more challenging field to explore myself, so I decided to pursue my Master's degree in one of the top 10 public schools in the U.S. (UC Irvine).
Outside of the classroom, I enjoy playing tennis, learning some graphic design techniques, and covering some music videos. I also noticed that most of the field could possibly relate to analytics or computer science at some points; therefore, I recently worked with Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTU HSC) to build an Android health application in my spare time, which allows users to track their health metrics and be able to predict user's behavior, then provide feedback to the user accordingly. Eventually I found that the more and the harder I worked, the more knowledge I had.
I view life as a continuous learning process! Please feel free to contact me if you are looking for a well-rounded designer, engineer, or analyst to join your team. I am confident that I can make a significant and positive contribution to your workplace in very short amount of time.