Jose "Ro" Avila
AIP Career Pathways Intern
American Institute of Physics
Ace your physics career!
Hello, my name is Jose Rodrigo Avila, and I am 21 years old. I was born in Mexico City, and lived in Cuernavaca the first 18 years of my life. After finishing high school at ITESM Campus Cuernavaca, I was talked into the possibility to study my college education in the U.S. with a tennis scholarship. I seized this opportunity, and enrolled at King College in August 2010. I am currently pursuing my double major in Physics and Mathematics, with a minor in Business Administration. I am playing on the number one seed in the tennis team at King College, and I am about to embark in a great summer experience with the SPS.
I consider piano one of my greatest hobbies, and even though I enjoy modern music, I prefer the study and performance of classical music. Quantum physics has also attracted my attention since I stumbled upon it, and I will like to explore more on this topic, since I believe it is very relevant to our existence. Visiting places I have never been to, learning languages, discovering traditions, and knowing about other cultures is something that I find intriguing and I am also very interested in. After I graduate, I would like to get my masters in Civil Engineering, possibly somewhere in Europe, focusing on the design and construction of bridges.