Splash Biography

MATT SHU, Interested in sociology, education, & comp. sci.

Major: Sociology

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a Thai-Chinese American interested in reading, learning, and telling stories that connect to our own lives. Growing up in a working class home, I was obsessed with rags-to-riches stories of the American Dream because I wished to be like them. As I learned about the relative rarity of these stories, I became interested in understanding why this was the case by studying sociology and education. Through computer science, I hope to find new methods of approaching and combating these issues of inequity.

Aside from Splash at Yale, I'm involved in Yale Machine Learning and Negative Space, an Asian and Asian American Oral History Project.

Past Classes

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C4454: Garfield: How Medicine Murdered Our Best President in Sprout Fall 2021 (Oct. 02 - 16, 2021)
Everyone knows America's first assassinated president—Honest Abe. Fewer know of our second, James Garfield, and far fewer know of his inspiring yet tragic rags-to-riches story. Students will learn more about James Garfield and the politics of 19th century medicine in this class inspired by Candice Millard's Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President.