Ryan Roque

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Contribution Rating:3 (tied for 10488th; 1 in last year)
Member SinceNov 26, 2007
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Location:United States United States flag
About myself:As a young child, I was always encouraged by teachers to pursure a career that utilized my artistic talents. Although, growing up in an Asian household as a second-generation immigrant, the only acceptable options were to become a doctor (i.e., like my older brother), or an engineer (i.e., like all my uncles). Attempting to follow in the older brother's footsteps, I excelled academically and eventually ended up at UC Davis, but as a Computer Science major. Being the rebelious one in the family that I am, I was not pleased with the tediousness of programming courses and inability to express myself creatively. So, I slowly began sneaking in Art Studio courses to keep myself sane and keep the GPA up. Eventually, I ended up changing to an Economics and Art Studio double major, but was unable to finish both as my father became ill with cancer. Leaving Davis prematurely with just an Art Studio degree, I cared for my sick father, who thankfully survived and beat his cancer, while continuing to pursue my education in my true passion for Computer Graphics. It was a logical decision for me to combine my computer skills and knowledge with my artistic talent. Now I'm here at EA where we also combine the best of both worlds. Initially a temporary QA Compliance Tester from July 2005 to January 2007, I assumed the role as our newly appointed ESRB Submission Coordinator with NASC in March 2007. I have come to learn that I am an artist at heart and a versatile jack of all trades, but my natural ability to bring people together for a common goal is the most fulfilling and rewarding aspect about life.

I like to live by the following quotes: - "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst." - "In order to feel true happiness, one must first feel true sadness." - "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." - "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

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