As a junior, I decided to spend my fall semester (2019) studying abroad in Liverpool, England. I attended Liverpool Hope University, where I was given the opportunity to strengthen and broaden my knowledge and skills in mathematics (or “maths” as they say in England) and computer science. Particularly, I took courses in Multivariable Calculus, Group Theory, Chaos Theory, Programming in C/C++, and Intro to Artificial Intelligence. I developed strong relationships with my professors and fellow classmates, which helped make the transition into a foreign learning environment much easier. Moreover, I became very drawn to the research of my Multivariable Calculus and Chaos Theory professor Dr. Andrew Foulkes, which involves the application of nonlinear dynamical systems to aid in the understanding of irregular heart rhythms. Amazed by his work on this seemingly impossible application of mathematics, I became all the more excited to learn about the field of biostatistics and the myriad ways I could use my quantitative skills to contribute to public health and medical research.
Nothing will bring George Floyd back to life. There’s nothing to celebrate in a jury doing its job in finding Derek Chauvin guilty. But in a country where police are rarely held criminally liable for murdering people, especially Black and brown people, this moment matters.
The jury's verdict delivers accountability for Derek Chauvin, but not justice for George Floyd. Real justice for him and too many others can only happen when we build a nation that fundamentally respects the human dignity of every person. https://twitter.com/AP/status/1384616336899313667
Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd.
Floyd’s death stirred worldwide protests against racism after video showed Chauvin pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee on his neck.
BREAKING: Derek Chavin has been found guilty of second and third-degree murder and manslaughter of George Floyd
When I applied for my PhD I was rejected from every program. One faculty member told me I would never be a community engaged researcher or complete a PhD program b/c of my GRE scores. They weren’t great but I did well in my master’s prog.
Before the push against face masks, there was the push against seat belts.
Seat belts save lives. Should they be optional at low speed because the risk is lower?
We can always stop the car to buckle up as soon as speed exceeds 30 mph, right?
Face masks save lives...