Outstanding Students

Melissa Isaacson

Q: Where are you from? 

A: Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Q: Why did you choose Kirkwood? 

A: I have family who’ve attended Kirkwood. 

Q: What is your major and how did you choose it? 

A: My major is Web Technologies. I chose it because I’ve always enjoyed making web sites and coding. I want to turn what I love doing into a profession. 

Q: What has been your proudest moment at Kirkwood? 

A: Getting through a particularly tough class’ final with a far better score than I expected. 

Q: What are your plans after Kirkwood? 

A: To find a job where I can learn and grow further as a Web Developer. 

Q: What inspires or motivates you? 

A: The memory of my father inspires me to do my best. Reminding myself of how far I’ve come compared to where I started out motivates me to keep going when it gets tough. 

Q: Tell us about who you are outside of Kirkwood – hobbies, family, other interests, etc. 

A: If I’m not coding, I’m either reading a book or I’m writing. I enjoy figuring out what makes a character tick, what they might do or say in any given situation or how they’d get themselves out of a seemingly impossible predicament. 

Q: What does being named an Outstanding Student mean to you? 

A: I’m grateful to have been named but I feel like I had a lot of support from my family, friends, counselors and instructors. I don’t think I could have done half as well at Kirkwood without them. So, I suppose being an Outstanding Student means I’m lucky to have the kind of support system I do. 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add? 

A: I’ve learned a lot during my time at Kirkwood, more than I would have gotten from just reading a book about programming. I’m glad I decided to attend.

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