My propensity to "embrace the improbable" goes far beyond my myriad recessive traits. Namely, it enables me to feel energized by a good challenge, regardless of the odds. Whether I am balancing a crazy schedule, thinking through a new project, or playing a tough opponent in Bananagrams, the following has always been true for me: the more improbable my success appears, the more determined I am to achieve it.
I'm originally from Bangor, Pennsylvania, which is a small town about 1.5 hours north of Philadelphia -- we're also conveniently located an hour from both Reading (the birthplace of Taylor Swift) and Scranton, PA (the birthplace of NBC's The Office).
Currently, I am a senior at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. As a freshman, I arrived at Dartmouth with 3 things: a knack for breaking technology, a lack of any programming knowledge, and a plan to major in Math and Biology. However, after taking my first animation class (and realizing that I am afraid of blood, needles, and dissection) those plans quickly changed. I am now pursuing a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a minor in the Digital Arts.
I'm very interested in attending graduate school to further explore the intersection between science, technology and the arts-- while I'm intrigued by each of these fields individually, I believe that they are most powerful when they are used together. My recent interests include computer graphics, computer vision, and 3D fabrication.
Outside of the classroom, I enjoy being outside, playing tennis, and reading. I also enjoy watching animated movies, fawning over puppies, and indulging in exceedingly corny/nerdy puns.