My name is Luc Pitre, and I am 19 years old. Currently, I am studying at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, majoring in Forensic Psychology, with a minor in Computer Science and hopes of getting an Addiction Studies certificate. At this present time, I am also working at a STEM(Science Technology Engineering and Math) education center teaching children, between ages 5 and 16, programming, robotics, very basic electrical engineering, 3D printing, and other various topics ranging from inertia to features of a volcano. With my knowledge of programming and hardware and my passion for psychology and aiding others, my hope is that one day I could contribute to the combining of technology and psychology. For now though, my career in psychology will focus on how addiction affects the human brain, why and how a criminal act is done, and aiding those in need of psychological treatment. In most cases, those that commit crimes or use hard drugs (heroin, meth, etc.) have an underlying reason for doing so, and they need help just like anyone else; after people commit a crime or abuse a drug, they change into something else. My hope is to help some of those people change back; everyone deserves a second chance.
I believe in sharing knowledge and doing away with intellectual property. Anything and everything that is learned, proven, or developed should be shared with the rest of the world, not just the people that have enough money or the right connections. Life is short, and knowledge is power; if we share the knowledge we have, then we can further empower not just ourselves, but the rest of the world. In the hopes of doing so, I began teaching at a STEM education center and soon realized that some people become teachers, not just because it’s a job, but because they want to see someone else have that light bulb go off in their head, see their curiosity sparked, or be able to see a student make that wonderful connection where everything makes sense after such a long struggle. Being able to grow up in a digital age like today has given me a lot of “A-Hah!” moments, and teaching children lets me see other people have those moments, making everything I do at work, and with the rest of time, worth it.