Data Analytics – Outstanding Senior 2020

Alex Tuck.

Alex Tuck

Kirkland, Washington


  • Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics
  • Minor in Computer Science
  • Minor in Mathematics

Awards and Recognition

  • 2020 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Senior in Data Analytics

Faculty Comments

“Alex had a solid understanding of the course materials, was creative in completing his homework assignments and projects, and maintained high learning standards for the course. He also does not hold back when sharing his knowledge with the whole class in Piazza discussions. He is an excellent student. Congratulations on winning the award.” –Dr. Xiongzhi Chen

Personal Statement

I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the continued support of family, friends, and faculty at WSU. I would like to thank my parents first, without whose guidance and support I wouldn’t be here at all. My girlfriend, Ali, who has stuck with me all this time and been my partner in crime for the majority of our time at WSU. Lastly, I would like to thank all WSU faculty without whose hard work and commitment students cannot make do. Specifically, I want to thank Dr. Andy O’Fallon, Dr. Zhe Dang, Dr. Tom Asaki, and Dr. Jana Doppa. Each of these professors has inspired me to strive for greater potential and to pursue answers to hard questions, and for that I am grateful to have been able to take their courses.

Future Plans

Alex is pursuing a job in software development and plans to return to school for a master’s or doctoral degree to study something in the sciences, still to be determined.