What have you done after graduating from Bryn Mawr?

After Bryn Mawr, I went to Johns Hopkins, where I completed an MHS in Biostatistics and PhD in Mental Health.

How does math connect with your current occupation?

I am a Health and Aging Policy Fellow. I work in the Senate to improve the health and wellbeing of older Americans. Math connects with my position in myriad ways. From basic math literacy to advanced mathematical understanding, I use mathematics and statistics regularly when analyzing data, writing reports, and making recommendations.

How did your math experience at Bryn Mawr prepare you for your current position and life after Bryn Mawr?

My Bryn Mawr math experience provided me with a solid and rigorous technical training together with a kind and supportive environment that prepared me for life after graduation. I packaged this experience, and created it for myself and shared it with others wherever I went: technical excellence, high standards, and sincere kindness. This combination has proved valuable everywhere I have gone, from graduate school to the workplace. Further, the Bryn Mawr mathematics experience expanded my horizons and opened doors for me.

What about your math experience was particularly useful?

I found opportunities to research and serve as a peer instructor especially useful – these opportunities outside of the classroom helped to solidify my understanding of the material and challenge me to new levels.

Any advice for current or prospective math majors?

Take courses outside of your comfort zone. Consider a computer science course. Make the most of summers, too! Undergraduate research experiences provide a preview of graduate school and can help you decide what to do next.

Quote: “Kindness is a mark of faith.” — Prophet Muhammad