Alexandra Hamon is a Computer Science major at the University of Oklahoma. Alexandra is a passionate people person who is always excited to learn something new and inspire others to do the same. For her full bio, click here.
I graduated from high school with a Senior class of 83 people. Needless to say, it was a very new experience for me to be in a room with 200 talented, driven people, each with a vision to leave the world better than they found it. The UIF Meetup was fun, engaging, and inspiring, but most importantly, it was an affirmation that there are students around the country who want more than to pass their classes and graduate.
It was one thing to see everyone over webcam and comment on each other’s posts, but it was another to get to meet face-to-face, shake hands, and laugh together. It wasn’t about being at Google or Stanford, we could have been anywhere (though I am definitely glad we got to meet in such cool places). It was about just being together and becoming a team. At some point, I looked around and thought to myself, “We really are going to change the world“.