When computer science major Saivamsi Krishna Hanumanthu ’19 left Raleigh, North Carolina, to attend college at Florida Poly, he knew he wanted to make the most of his experience. And boy has he done just that. Since moving to Lakeland, Florida, “Vamsi,” as the Florida Poly community knows him, has taken on every challenge that’s come his way. He’s excelled academically, served as a Presidential Ambassador, competed in hackathons and other competitions, and worked as a cybersecurity technical intern at Northrop Grumman and a teaching assistant at Florida Poly.
What is your favorite movie?
“The Theory of Everything”
What is your favorite comic book character?
Iron Man and Doctor Strange
What’s the last book you read?
“Start with Why” by Simon Sinek
If you could have a super power what would it be and why?
Time-travel, so I can go back in time and change anything.
What leader do you admire the most in the high-tech world and why?
Steve Jobs. I grew up on Apple products and they have had a huge impact on my life.
What was your favorite class at Florida Poly?
Autonomous Robotics and Systems
What three words best describe Florida Poly?
Opportunity, Game Changer, and Innovative
What advice would you give to a freshman?
Don’t be afraid to take chances and fail. Just remember to learn from them.
What was your favorite thing to do on weekends?
Hangout with friends and work on a project.
If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
Steve Jobs or Satya Nadella
Editor’s Note: This story is one of a series of Q&As with some of Florida Poly’s class of 2019 graduates.
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