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Interview with Louis Ehwerhemuepha

» Interview with Louis Ehwerhemuepha

Louis Ehwerhemuepha is a Chapman alumnus who graduated with his MS in Computational and Data Sciences in 2013 and his Ph.D. in the same in 2015.

Here’s the advice that he has for international students.


Why did you choose Chapman?

I chose Chapman University because it was one of the few universities offering the degree I was seeking and because I was assisted in getting the scholarship I qualified for.

How was your transition coming to Chapman?

First, it was a feeling of curiosity getting on the airplane from my home country. I didn’t know what to expect or what lies ahead of me.

Then it was a feeling of thrill arriving at the Los Angeles airport, seeing how beautiful the Orange campus is and how cordial the community is.

And right now, having made friends among my peers and professors, it is a feeling of love and the satisfaction that comes from the pursuit of excellence.

What have you enjoyed about your time as a student here?

The strategic location of Chapman is such that I am only a short drive from some of the best places of attraction in Southern California, including Disneyland and the beauty of the surrounding cities, such as Newport Beach and Catalina Island.

What services and resources have helped you the most in development for your future career?

The most important opportunity Chapman has provided is accessible professors. I had the chance to participate in interdisciplinary research with many professors.

Furthermore, I have had the chance of gaining teaching experience by tutoring during the first year of my studies, and presently teaching a physics lab as an adjunct faculty.

What advice would you give to someone considering Chapman?

If you are motivated and Chapman offers the degree you are seeking, apply.


Where is Louis now?
After graduating, Louis became a data scientist for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Now, he’s dedicating his knowledge and expertise to making children’s lives better.