Welcome to my Webpage!

My name is Matt Rakes and I am a freshman at NC State University. I am currently planning to go into the field of chemical engineering. I chose chemical engineering at the start because I have always been good at science and math, so I thought that it would be something that I would enjoy. Then I saw the incredibly broad range of opportunities that it offered, as well as the ability to help benefit society through science, so I knew it was what I wanted to do.

My dream job would be a professional snowboarder. I started snowboarding about three years ago, and it is probably the thing I enjoy doing most out of anything. Being a professional snowboarder means that you are sponsored by companies to use their gear, and they just fly you around to competitions and different countries to snowboard. If I could, I would snowboard every day and get paid to do it, but unfortunately I am not quite that good.

A picture of Matt Rakes

Interesting Classes I Have Taken or Will Take

  1. Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  2. E101
  3. AP Chemistry
  4. Chemical Process Principles

Name of Club Link to Club's Website
NC State Ski and Snowboard Club Ski and Snowboard Club
Engineers Without Borders NCSU EWB