“Being from the state of Alabama and having friends at UA, it seemed like a great opportunity to continue my education. The numerous applied focused professors fit into my desired area and gave me many options to choose from.
With a GTA position, the math department at UA gave me an opportunity to discover that teaching was my real love. I also met many people with different areas of expertise and was able to see the overlap and connectedness of math and other fields. I also gained a great deal of knowledge and critical thinking skills.
As an assistant professor, I constantly use all the knowledge/experience/skill I learned at UA and get a platform on the committees I am on to speak on how issues or problems may be approached or solved with this knowledge/experience.
UA gives all of their students equal opportunities to succeed in whatever they are passionate about (the have professors in every field) and resources are plentiful. They have a new influx of younger professors as well as tenured professors who desired students to work with and are on the cutting edge of many fields. UA was a great place to learn not just about math but about myself. There isn’t many schools in a better location climate wise and diversity wise.”