I grew up in New England and never thought I'd leave. Now that I'm here I can't imagine going back. I'm a third year graduate student at CU studying Applied Math. I love everything about the graduate experience-research, teaching, and the freedom to study what I want. I get out into the mountains as much as I can to hike with my dog-she's a huge part of my life and makes sure I don't live in my work. I'm always down for some craft beer and cooking a good meal, or a night out. Before grad school I travelled around the world, and still go exploring whenever I can.