Meet Genji, Keith being his online pen name, born in Alaska and raised in a bilingual household in Cupertino, California. What school do you attend and what do you love about it? I am a senior attending Cupertino High School. My favorite aspect of my high school is its overall diversity, whether it be the international body of students or the wide ranges of ideology. With this unique environment, I have learned to bring the best aspects of different cultures and mindsets together in order to solve problems. What are you majoring in and why did you choose it? I am planning to major in Information Science after high school. I have decided on this as it blends both the economic and analytical aspects with the technological component: my two passions working together to accomplish an objective. What is your favorite activity to partake in outside of school? What I like to spend time on outside of school is consuming stories. I play podcasts from National Public Radio on my iPhone when walking to and from school to get informed about current political and economic situations. When relaxing around the house, I play Freakonomics Radio and Audiobooks. I enjoy books such as Steve Jobs (the biography) and Outliers to play on my computer. After graduation, where do you see yourself heading? After graduation, I want to pursue a career in educational technology. Using my technical background, I would like to improve the current method of teaching so that all students not only have a better education, but also enjoy doing it. Ultimately, I would like to participate in the construction of a platform where education is not provided on a standardized curriculum but rather tailored to the student. On average, how much time would you say you use a mobile device? Using it from dawn to dusk, I would estimate I use my iPhone 7 hours per day. I listen to podcasts and the Economist when commuting. I surf Wikipedia during my classes, going deeper into the topics, finding interesting and related information to enhance my understanding. On average, I would say I use my iPhone 4 hours per day for studying such taking notes and researching. What are your favorite 5 applications you find yourself always using on your mobile device?
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