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David Lio

David Lio

David Lio '08

From Classics to a Masters in Information Systems and rewarding work in IT

A Classics Studies major at SCU, David sent us this update:

"After the SCU undergraduate classics program, I continued at SCU in the MSIS program, working on artificial neural network research with Professor Manoochehr Ghiassi. During graduate school and for several years afterwards, I worked in various IT capacities around Silicon Valley, eventually ending up as the head of IT for an electric aviation company specializing in VTOL (vertical take-off and landing). A few years ago I decided to take a break from this line of work. After getting married my wife and I spent a year in Thailand and upon returning we resettled in Austin. For the past two years I've been working from home as a programmer on various cryptocurrency projects.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the SCU Classics department and remember it fondly. Every job interview that I have had over the years has been greatly helped by my Classics degree. I cannot recall a single interview in which the interviewer was not explicitly impressed by the credential."

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