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Chue Yang


A Quote That You Like/Live By?

"Only a life lived for others is a life worth while."

- Albert Einstein

Who I Am

I am an Alumnus of the Upward Bound program. I left the program as a student in the summer of 2000 and after that fall, I came to Chico State. I've been working for Upward Bound since my sophomore year in college. I've worked as a task team supervisor, RA, and also helped teach the MS Web Design class during the summers. I have worked for the Upward Bound program as the UBAA computer lab assistant supervisor for the past few years and recently became a permanent staff as the data administrator for the program. Some quick personal background of myself, I was born in Mobile, Alabama. My family moved to Sacramento soon after I was born and stayed there for a couple of years. Later, they moved to Marysville in 1986 where my parent's have been since. I grew up in that little town and proud to call it home, even now that I'm living, going to school, and working here in Chico. I've lived in Chico for almost 6 years now.

My Interests

I like adrenaline rush type sports. Rock climbing, mountain biking, rollerblading, and hiking are some of the outdoor things I enjoy doing. I also like to work on my car and drive it hard. I've replaced almost everything on my car myself; being proud I have the know-how to do it well. I love driving hard. Perhaps that's why I feel the need to know how to wrench my own car. I also love technology though I can't afford many, I read up and keep informed about what's new, old, or just plain stinks. Technology is really what excites me, if nothing else it can get me out of a rut. Food is another of my forte. I love to cook and eat. I've had lots of ethnic food from all over the world: India, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Croatia, and lots more. If it's spicy, I'll try it. If it's not, I'll try it anyway.

Why Upward Bound is Important to Me

Upward Bound is important to me because it has helped me achieve some of my life goals. Going to college has been very high on my list of goals and I'm glad Upward Bound helped me get there. Though I didn't realize it, I grew up in poverty. Upward Bound helped me move out of that life and into something bigger and better. I've met so many different kinds of people and have come to appreciate every little thing around me. Coming from a poverty stricken area where money was scarce, Upward Bound allowed me to see that there was a way out (of poverty). The way was getting a higher education. By myself, it would have been a difficult process getting into college and I'm glad they were there to help. With college almost done, I can soon call myself a college graduate. I can help my family and improve their lives.

If you would like to contact me, please e-mail me at cfyang@csuchico.edu.