Garden Grove, CA
Samuele Tran, a third year in Marshall College, is currently studying Cognitive Science with specialization in Design & Interaction. He was born in Italy and into a stern, yet loving family that consists of an amiable, older sister; a kind mother; and a passionate father. As such, he grew up adapting these qualities and makes an effort to share these traits with his close friends and community. Having experienced such wonderful memories and sensations from his friends and family, he became cognizant of certain traits and skills that he believes every person should invest in: empathy, good observation, and humility. Though the list can easily expand further, he strongly believes that these characteristics are often overlooked, yet impact one’s mind the most; hence, he aims to practice them and stay mindful.
Professionally, Sam is still currently trying to figure out where his dream career lies, but is mainly focused on the technological sector of the work field. He hopes to be able to work in the front-end industry of tech as a UI/UX researcher, and plans to incorporate his fascination for psychology with technological designs to create a more efficient world.
During his free time, Sam often indulges in his hobbies such as video games, hiking, lifting, boxing, muay thai, watching anime, searching for new songs, reading manga and webtoons. He is also a very big foodie and is open to learn more about different cuisines as well as how to cook them. After exploring most of Europe and the Nordic countries, he has been fortunate enough to experience the local's traditional dishes in ever city he has been to. Joining Alpha Kappa Psi has greatly helped Sam both professionally and personally. Professionally, joining has allowed Sam to narrow down his career choices. Personally, Alpha Kappa Psi created a home at school to look forward to every day.