Bryan Hernandez Rodriguez ’23
Majors: Computer Science, Sustainability Studies
Why did you choose Goshen?
I chose Goshen because it has always been a little bit of a dream of mine ever since I was just a little boy. I would see the campus when we would drive by it and whenever my family and I stepped foot on it. I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by the feel of the campus and the unique atmosphere that it gave off.
I was always so excited to come back and eventually when the opportunity presented itself to become a Maple Leaf and actually attend school there, it was a no-brainer for me. Also, the teachers and the students really take you in, and it’s almost as if you part of this big family and you can tell everyone really just wants the best for you
Why did you choose your major?
I was actually coming to Goshen to study pre-veterinary medicine. But once I started to have doubts about it, two Goshen College alumni, Jose Chiquito ’20 and Mikol Aspinwall ’19 stepped up and recommended their majors to me alongside the countless possibilities that I could use them for in the real world. Overall I wanted majors that I could use to really make an impact once out of college and I feel as if both computer science and sustainability studies execute that idea perfectly.
What career are you interested in pursuing?
I’m not completely sure yet but I do know that I want it to deal with transportation, especially in the automotive manufacturing industry. I feel as if vehicles are heading in a more environmentally friendly route, and with computer science alongside the knowledge I will have in sustainability, I can help get one step closer towards more sustainable transportation. Tesla is my dream job.
What is a valuable experience you have had at Goshen?
One of my valuable experiences was actually being the president of the Goshen College Student Senate, leading the group and really developing my leadership skills while also exposing the things I need to work on. I was able to manage projects that would further enhance the student experience and at the same time be the voice for the students whenever they had an issue. Also, this gave me the opportunity to see what happens behind the scenes and talk to faculty one on one and it really exposes you to what it really takes to lead and be a leader and by the end of it, I felt as if I came a better one.