Welcome back to our third Senior Spotlight! This month we’re focusing on a recent grad, Joe Gordon! He discusses his awesome research position, his favorite quote, and tips about the stock market.
What’s your major, year in school, what do you play?
Cognitive Science, 4th year, Net 2
Favorite Cal Band Memory?
Definitely my first real conversation with Bob–I was at in the bathroom and he went next to me and started chatting. I don’t even remember a single word he said.
What do you do outside of band?
I work part time at a neurosurgery lab in UCSF. I work with footage of epilepsy patients between surgeries, so it’s mostly just watching people sleep. It’s kinda like watching Inception except you don’t get to see the dreams.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” –Auguste Gusteau
What advice would you give a younger bandsman?
Investing in the stock market is risky. Don’t put in more than you’re willing to lose, and do your research and figure out what exactly you’re buying. Don’t panic if the price starts dropping, but also don’t hold on to a bad investment. You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.
Favorite packet song?
Story in Your Eyes.
Thanks Joe! We’ll post the next senior spotlight soon, and as always, Go Bears!