Hi! Welcome to my blog. :)
About me? I am a junior math major, music minor at a women’s college in New England. I created this blog to share my experience as a math major with my family, friends, and WordPress community. I like to post both about my travels as well as math-related topics that interest me. I am a person who has grown to LOVE mathematics throughout college, and I want to show people what it is about this subject that is so awesome.
In Fall 2014, I studied abroad in Hungary with the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program (BSM). I’d been dreaming about my chance to study abroad since I was in middle school! Back then, I thought for sure I would be going to Paris, speaking French, and studying art history. I did get to visit Paris and speak French with the Parisians during my semester, but BSM was a far cry from what I’d imagined for myself when I was younger. But, BSM was a life-changing experience and the best four and a half months of my life.
This summer, I will be in Boston working at a NSF-funded REU in a bioinformatics lab. I can’t wait to see what the summer and the REU experience will be like.
The first thing I want to share with you is this image. It’s a 1981 Lego ad showing a little girl holding her creation with the caption “What it is is beautiful.” Currently, there is a lot of controversy in the media about the genderization of toys (everything for little girls = pink, dolls, makeup, cooking, etc. while everything for little boys = blue, building sets, trucks, etc.). This ad does not depict that extreme genderization. This little girl is playing with a “boy’s” lego set. She’s happy, and she’s proud of what she created. I love her because she reminds me of myself when I was a child playing with Legos.
And she reminds me of myself now, a young woman studying in a “man’s” field–math. But I’m just doing what I love, and I’m excited to have the chance to share that with you.