Hello and welcome.
Thanks for visiting my website. My name is Matthew Turk, and I’m a college student with interests in entrepreneurship, software engineering, and perhaps anything else that presents a worthwhile challenge. Originally from Chicago, I enjoy cosmology, investing, baseball, rowing crew, aerospace, philosophy, music, cars, and photography.
A place where “the wind of freedom blows”
Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California, where I am a senior. Admitting its first students in 1891 as a coeducational and nondenominational institution, Stanford started as a memorial to Leland Stanford Jr. on an 8,180-acre Palo Alto stock farm. It is a place that inspires me to best myself and pursue excellence, not for the sake of excellence itself, but for the benefit of humanity. Founding President David Starr Jordan aimed for the university to be affordable, to produce cultured and useful graduates, and to teach both the traditional liberal arts and technology and engineering. Moreover, it is a place where kindness, friendliness, and overall respect for every person on campus are all key components to how we exchange ideas with one another. Throughout the terms, I hope to get more acclimated to the community and acquire the tools of critical inquiry through my classes. In this way, I will have the opportunity to engage with diverse topics and fundamental questions with real-world problem-solving skills.
Experienced in more than 10 programming languages