Welcome to my home page! Following is a brief description of me and some of my interests. . .
If you want to see what I don't look like, you can take a look at this terrible picture.
I am currently a junior at Hendrix College,
where I am double-majoring in mathematics and biology. After I graduate
from Hendrix, I am planning on attending graduate school in some area
of biology like genetics or microibology.
I spend the past summer at the Summer 95 Institute at the
Geometry Center in Minneapolis, MN. This is a summer program for 20
students of mathematics and computer science. At the Center, I worked on
the Modelling Team with Fati
Liamidi under the supervision of
Dr. Rick Wicklin. Our project was to model physical phenomena using
differential equations. Specifically, we examined the oscillatory
behavior of cantilevered beams, and the static deformation of cantilevered,
simply supported, and doubly supported beams.
Hobbies and interests:
Some of my hobbies include
- Reading - I am a big Douglas Adams fan, and love all British comedy such as Monty Python.
- Going to the theatre - I love Broadway musicals and attend them whenever I can. Some of my favorites are West Side Story, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss
Saigon (which I actually saw on Broadway!), Into the Woods, Les Miserables, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Crazy for You, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Chorusline, Fiddler on the Roof, etc. . .
- Gymnastics - I competed under the United States Gymnastics Federation for seven years, and now I am a Level 4 - 7 judge.
- Raising snakes - I have seven pet snakes and occasionally do some "snakesitting" for friends. My two adult black ratsnakes are named Richard and Spiro (I always name black ratsnakes after Republicans). I also have a baby ratsnake named Mitchel, two baby corn snakes named Saffron and Cinnamon, and two garter snakes who are currently nameless (suggestions, anyone?).
If you have comments, suggestions, or just want to say hi, I love to get mail at firstname.lastname@example.org