**Hometown**

Scottsdale, Arizona

**Major**

Mathematics

**Minor**

Scientific computation

**Favorite book**

*The Metamorphosis* by Franz Kafka

**Favorite math class at Boston College **

Probability with Prof. Rallis

**Why did you decide to major in math?**

Math seemed like a major that would open opportunities for me after graduation. There are very few jobs that aren't supplemented by a strong background in math, so it was an obvious choice and a great investment in my future.

**What do you like about math?**

I like math for its practical applications into other areas of life. Almost everything relies on math to some degree, even if it isn't obvious at first. I like being able to look at a seemingly unrelated topic and figure out the mathematics that may be involved.

**What do you hope to do after graduating?**

I plan to work either as an actuary in an insurance company or to do statistical analysis for research.