Unconventional Students at Rice 2019: Akin Bruce reflects on his full Rice experience

During his time at Rice, Akin Bruce took advantage of everything campus has to offer. The statistics major and Lovett College president from Memphis, Tenn., expanded his perspective of the world.

Bruce values the discussions and relationships he has cultivated with people who come from diverse backgrounds. “My experience at Rice, both inside and outside of the classroom has expanded my knowledge of so much,” he said. “I’ve been able to take a wide variety of classes outside of my major, and I’ve also learned so much about people.”

After graduation, Bruce plans to work in actuarial science, but he is also excited by the possibility that he can utilize his statistics degree in a number of industries, such as finance and media.

“I’m happy with what I’ve done here,” Bruce said. “I feel fulfilled in the Rice experience I’ve had, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be sad when I walk through the Sallyport on graduation day.”

About Brandon Martin

Greetings, I am a video producer at Rice University in the Office of Public Affairs. I became a Rice Owl in June 2011. Before that, I was at KPRC-TV in Houston as a special projects photojournalist for seven years, where I covered everything from hurricanes to sports. Southeast Texas has been my home my entire life. I am lucky to have a wonderful wife and two of the cutest girls I have ever seen. Go Owls!