One of Infotech Consulting’s Summer 2020 Interns, Kevin Fernandez, sat down to answer a couple of critical questions about his academic interests, his internship expectations, and his desired superpower. Check out this interview to get a glimpse of the next generation.
What university are you attending and what is your area of study?
University: University of Florida
Major: Statistics, Economics, and Philosophy
What drew you to that area of study?
I‘ve had a lifelong interest in discussing ideas and getting at the root of issues rather than being misled by their symptoms. This led me to take an interest in philosophical argument in all sorts of domains and the allure of an area of study that prioritized how to think rather than what to think was hard to resist. At the same time, I realized the ubiquity of data in today’s world and how a lot of it (not all) can be used to better understand and resolve contentious problems whose reasons for existing are opaque to our everyday experiences. I centered around philosophy and statistics as my areas of study and along the way I picked up economics as it felt like a great starting domain to explore using data.
What has been your favorite course outside of your area of study?
Game Theory was an extremely insightful class which although had applications in economics was more so a mathematical perspective on decision-making in competitive environments.
What are you hoping to gain, learn, or experience during your Infotech Consulting internship?
I’m hoping to interact with experienced professionals and learn the ins and outs of being effective in a team-driven environment.
Do you have any pets? What kind and what are their names?
My family has a friendly American bulldog-pitbull mix named Robin living in Miami.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I think reading someone’s mind would be helpful, so I would have to say telepathy would be my desired superpower.
Share a fun fact about yourself.
I recently learned how to juggle three bundled up socks during quarantine..