Ryan La Ra started his electrical engineering education at Arizona State University in the fall 2023 semester. Intrigued by both the field’s applications in aerospace and the advancements in quantum computing, Ryan decided to pursue electrical engineering due to his deep interest in circuits and the plentiful pathways offered at ASU.

Outside of the program, he is involved in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, Student Branch and the French Club at ASU. Ryan also enjoys swimming for the intramural Swim Club at ASU.

After graduation, Ryan plans on pursuing his master’s degree in electrical engineering with an emphasis in quantum computing and systems.

Ryan’s advice for students:
“Never be afraid to reach out when you need help! This includes reaching out to your professors, teaching assistants, advisors, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering student ambassadors, the tutoring center and your own personal support network. College can be an overwhelming and challenging place at times, but there is no reason to struggle through it alone. More often than not, there is someone who has been in your shoes and is more than willing to help you or connect you with someone who can. ASU has so many different resources available, so you should take full advantage of them!”

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