About Me

Software Engineer @ Charles Schwab

Jun 13, 2022 to Current

Texas A&M University Graduate

Conferral Date: May 12, 2022

Credential Awarded: Bachelor of Science

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Cybersecurity

Honors: Cum Laude

Atikan Chokpapone

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, I am the first generation of my family to be a natural-born American and an Aggie. My parents immigrated from Thailand a few years before I was born and worked hard to build a life and family here. From them, I learned the true meaning of working hard for everything and that nothing in the world is free. Coming from a lower class and moving to the middle class, I understand the troubles of building a strong character with limited resources in the world. Therefore, it is hard for me to stand by when I see someone in need. Having watched my parents help people without any expectation of return, I will always do everything in my power to help others where I can. And quite frankly, making people happy feels better than any amount of money could. My grandpa told my mom (in Thai) "if you're going to do anything, you better be the best at it. If not, why bother?" Though it's a bit blunt, it's true. I may never be the "best," but I will never stop seeking improvement and growth.

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