I’m Alexander Bricken, an Old Etonian and student in the class of 2022 at Minerva: an unconventional university that is changing the future of higher education. My journey has brought me from the traditional to the polar opposite - I love calculated risk!
I am majoring in Computer Science with a custom concentration in Computational Operations Research. I designed this concentration to be a blend of mathematics, optimisation methods, statistics, machine learning, and data science. I also have taken some electives in physics, statistical mechanics, philosophy, and psychology. I love product management and data-driven decision-making. As well as this, I like to think of myself as a social entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. I am always looking for unique opportunities.
Learning excites me. I want to know about the world; whether it be biology, history, politics, philosophy or economics. I try to read as much as I can, and follow a bunch of academics on my Twitter.
By hobby, I am a fitness enthusiast, photographer, drone-flyer, graphic designer, DnD player, and global traveller. I am teaching myself the guitar and wish I was a DJ.
And I’ve been a tourist in many other places around the world. Some of my favourite places include Thailand, Iceland, The Maldives, Peru, Italy, and South Africa.