Hey! My name is Aaron Rodriguez, and I am currently a junior in Computer Science at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Apart from being a student, I am an undergraduate research assistant at a CS research lab called Interactive Systems Group. In this lab, I focus on programming systems and developing virtual reality applications to study what is useful in building rapport between humans and Embodied Conversational Agents (ECAs). Additionally, I intern at a technology business called BeaconHillVR where I help build VR and AR systems to assist businesses and manufacturers with their productivity needs. I have also interned with a local tech company called Inmerssion where I worked with a team to develop VR experiences with photo-realistic 3d models for commercial entertainment purposes.