About me

I’m Matias - an engineering student at Cambridge University, currently in my second year and set to graduate with a Master’s in Engineering.

Though I’m “officially” an engineering ugrad, my interests are varied ranging from software development and deployment, Linux sysadmining, embedded systems, cooking and linguistics.

What am I studying?

I’m an undergraduate student in the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge. I have recently finished my first year (1A).

The course is formally named MEng Engineering and it is an “integrated masters”, which means that I’ll graduate with a Master’s in Engineering (MEng) as well as the Cambridge BA that is conferred for all undergraduate courses. I will qualify for the BA after 3 years of study and plan to complete a fourth year to qualify for the MEng.

A bit more about me

I’m half Portuguese and half Chinese. I was born in Stockholm, Sweden and shortly after moved to 7 countries around the world while growing up. It was a fantastic experience to which I owe a big chunk of my personality and core values. Along the way, I picked up 5 languages and traveled to over 40 countries.

What do you do?

I find plenty of ways to distract myself. Here are a few of them:

How many languages do you speak?

Only 5, I promise! I’m steadily inching my way towards a CEFR C2 in French and plan to attain CEFR B1 Arabic (Levantine) by the end of 2021.

What’s your favorite quote?

There is no passion to be found playing small; in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

— Nelson Mandela

What do you know?

I know nothing.