Student Stories

Janet Luu on Reading Data as a Digital Humanist

Janet Luu is an economics student minoring in digital humanities. What brought you to Digital Humanities? I found economics to be so highly theoretical, I wanted to take classes with skills that were applicable to my work. For me specifically, I wanted to work within marketing and operations – so learning tools like tableau and…

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Leia Yen on Humanistic Design and Digital Access

Leia Yen is an English student minoring in global studies and digital humanities. What brought you to digital humanities? I used to be a computer science major, and I worked in web development for a while. One of the narratives that comes out of silicon valley is that technology can solve all of the world’s…

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Miguel Gutierrez on Web Development and Warfare

Miguel is an Art History student minoring in the digital humanities. He will graduate in June 2019. What brought you with the digital humanities program? I knew that the digital humanities program was very open ended. I enrolled thinking I would use digital humanities to augment my education in art history and digital media. Along…

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Stacy Li on Design

Stacy Li is a Communications Major minoring in digital humanities. She will graduate June 2019. She is also the designer of the new DH logo. What got you interested in DH in the first place? I guess I’ve always been very interested in technology in general. Growing up in a household of engineers, I was…

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Campbell Yamane on Data and Research

Campbell Yamane graduated in June 2018 with a degree in cognitive science and the digital humanities minor. Why did you initially get involved with the digital humanities program? I was interested in the technical aspects of the minor, but there are a ton of technical majors that are just very one-track minded. I wanted to…

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Dianna Kim on Startups and Design

Dianna Kim graduated in June 2018 with a degree in economics and a minor in digital humanities. What have you been up to since graduation? I currently work as a graphic designer for a Fintech startup. When I started college, I never expected to be somewhere like this, but I love it. Why did you…

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Rufei Fan on HCI

Rufei Fan graduated in March 2018 with a degree in Cognitive Science and a DH Minor. What have you been up to since graduation? First I traveled with my family to the East Coast, then I went to Japan with my boyfriend and hardcore hiked Fuji Mountain. I moved to Pittsburgh on August 12 to…

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Connor Thompson on Data and Art

My love affair with the digital humanities program at UCLA began with a spreadsheet. Day one of DH101, I arrived to class in a funk. Like many DH students, I had an extremely vague idea of how the minor and overall discipline would go. As an economics student, my education at UCLA so far had…

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