Xavier Mojica '18

Xavier Mojica ’18 is currently pursuing a computer science degree (with a minor in Spanish language and culture) at Tufts University. In just two years, Xavier has made Dean’s List, received a Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship and a Walmart Foundation Scholarship. Before he was forced to leave campus due to Covid-19, Xavier was managing a heavy course load, working a part-time job for Tufts University Conference and Event Services and serving as co-president and treasurer of the school’s oSTEM club.He is also a member of the Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists (SOLES), Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), Youth Leadership Conferences, Vietnamese Student Club and the Tufts Knitting Grandmas. During summer 2017 and 2018, Xavier served as a Social Justice Campaign Manager at M.I.T’s Greenroots, helping research, engineer and market their work.
Xavier’s interest in computer science has involved him in many interesting projects, including:
Image Processing                                                                                                                                                                         Feb. 2020
  • Implemented program to read in image and compress/decompress according to input flag
  • Structured conversions between color spaces and discrete cosine transformations to image output
  • Preserved data with minimal loss between compression → decompression with 97% original similarity
Gerp                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dec. 2019
  • Constructed table structure to store key-values pairs with additional feature of collision handling
  • Parsed through all files within a specified directory and stored data information within table
  • Allowed for user defined searches with optional flags to print all match lines within specified directory
Ricocheting Robots                                                                                                                                                                   Nov. 2019
  • Implemented functional game that allowed user to traverse through maze and land on goal
  • Added functionality for an automatic mode that used tree structure with search algorithm
  • Contextualized search algorithms, utilizing most appropriate to find most efficient path to goal target
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School now serves boys from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.