Personal Statement

My name is Anthony Anderson; I am a senior computer science major at Elizabeth City State University. Throughout the duration of my college career, I have been able to build a strong foundation as a researcher, in addition to preparing for obstacles ahead as a future graduate. 

I have been involved in many professional, meetings, prestigious conferences, and participated in informative training activities to build a competitive résumé. During my tenure here at Elizabeth City State University I’ve had the privilege to travel and conduct research in Virginia, Massachusetts, and south eastern North Carolina. During the summer of 2003, I worked on an abstract titled, “The Correlation between Right Whale Distributions and Sea Surface Temperature”. Upon the completion of the Project our meteor Dr. Kevin Chu, invited us to travel to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, which was our study area. I presented the poster during research week, here at Elizabeth City State University. In the summer of 2005, I had the opportunity to intern at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration lab in Beaufort, North Carolina. While there, Kaiem Frink and I worked on stock assessment which required programming in “R”. During the summer of 2006 I interned at Gloucester, Massachusetts. I analyzed stock assessments and developed maps with ArcGis. Each map represented the number of young of the year found in the shallow waters of the Massachusetts coast line in hopes to develop better essential fish habitats. 

Shortly after graduating from Elizabeth City State University with a baccalaureate degree in computer science, and minor in geographic information systems, I will attend graduate school. Endowed by the knowledge that has be bestowed upon me, I would like to work in a professional computer environment in hopes to one day have my own business. I strive to meet the goals that I set for myself and at the end of the day reflect on the past and compose the future.