I guess introducing myself as Jeremy is not exactly the most necessary of evils, since it’s my personal page and all,← That's me! but for the sake of it, my name is Jeremy Jenkins, a.k.a. “J.J., Jenkins,” or “Leroy”, and I am a junior undergraduate at Purdue University working my way towards my Bachelor’s degree. Even though I will be completing my degree in 5 years instead of the usual 4, I will not blame that on the fact that I have walked underneath of the Bell Tower multiple times since my freshman year. But that just gets away from the subject at hand, which is my own tale here at Purdue.
I was born in Chicago, IL and moved to Knox, IN in 1996, where I completed my high school diploma with academic honors as the salutatorian of the class of 2008.
Since the beginning of my H.S. career, I had always been interested in computers & technology, and it turned out I had the sense of humour that often comes with being a programmer, so I figured I may as well go into a career of it. When I was trying to figure out where I really wanted to go to continue my enlightenment of the world around us, I found that Purdue had both the atmosphere & high standards of Computer Sciences that I was after, as well as some very funky people that were interesting to meet.
After a stint working at Insomnia Cookies for the first 3 years of college (I hope they’re happy I plugged them…), I realized that I needed to have a job that did not have me working until 3am and tried to look for a different job. At this point, a friend of mine who had just graduated told me about an opening in Prof. Guri Johal’s research lab. Being that I love the outdoors (“What!? CS major likes the outdoors!?”…yes.) and needed the job, I began the ever exciting job of corn research with the…interesting group of people named “corn researchers”. It’s been a lot of fun as of yet, and I must say that I get a spectacular bronze look in the summertime that most people have to pay for. Oh, and my hoe named “Leroy”.
With that, I bid you adieu, and I hope you enjoy the website as well as any information you might garner about this. Or just that the site looks good, I’m cool with that.
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