Hello! My name is Neco Milillo— welcome to my digital portfolio. Scroll down to read about my background and aspirations!
As this site might hint towards, I thoroughly enjoy reading and researching solely in hopes of enlightening myself to the vast array of knowledge available. Further, I love spending time with those I love, and enveloping myself in natural scenery, which helps me to relieve the stresses of daily life, and reorganize my thoughts, motivations, duties and ambitions. Please feel free to look below to learn more about me; enjoy the site!
In 2016 I graduated from Fairfield College Preparatory School having been inducted into the National Honor Society, as well as having achieved Magna Cum Laude. In December of 2019 I will graduate from American University’s School of Public Affairs pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Theory, and Law and Society, as well as a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies.
I am also a member of the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program, and I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to study Leadership Theory throughout the past three years. I consider myself gifted in the area of adaptive leadership, possessing a strong drive to follow through to completion any task placed in my hands, in an organized and effective manner; my ability to build and maintain strong personal connections with peers and mentors often increases my ability to do so. I am looking to utilize my strengths in by entering the field of academia.
I have found my passion through the study of Political Theory and intend on pursuing Doctoral work in this area; I have found the pursuit of Truth and the Good to be incredibly revealing and rewarding. The implications for the rejection of Truth carry severe complications for the existence of modern society and liberal democracies. By entering academia I intend to make this implications known to posterity so that liberal democratic institutions might remain revered and protected, and Truth prized.
I am interested in my PhD involving the implications of Artificial Intelligence in the field of Political Theory; for this reason, prior to delving into my Doctoral work, I will be applying to the Philosophy of Mind and Cognition program at the University of Birmingham. This program will ground my comprehension of Artificial Intelligence and strengthen my future dissertation. In combining these two fields and the concept of Artificial Intelligence with that of Political Theory, I believe I will offer new insights into the notions of human liberation, pursuit of happiness, and the ability to live a Good life.
Quotes That I Find Inspiring
“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.’ -Steven Jay Gould
“Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.’ -Anonymous
“Medicine, law, business, engineering: these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love… these are what we stay alive for.’ -Robin Williams (Dead Poets Society)
“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.’ – Dalai Lama
A Glimpse into my Life: