Math has been a large part of my life since the beginning of high school, when I began to participate in math competitions.
As captain of my high school math team, I took it upon myself to motivate my teammates and to show them what a fun game math is. I treat math as an art, rather than a mechanical science, and wish to share with others the perspective I have on the subject. I've learned a great deal about effectively communicating information through the various teaching/counseling positions I've held. It can be hard to maintain the attention and interest of young students, but I pride myself on being able to convey ideas (mathematical or otherwise) in a clear and thought-provoking manner. Rather than talking at them, I hope to discuss with them, and foster an inquisitive atmosphere. As a leader, my goal is always to coordinate the efforts of my colleagues or students. In dealing with interpersonal conflicts which hinder this progress, I attempt to be as compassionate as possible, while making it clear that a resolution must be reached.
High Performance Computing Intern, 06/2012
to 08/2012 Intel – Champaign, 61821,
IL During my time at Intel I was involved in a project concerning the MIC processor (Many Integrated Core), which would be utilized for highly parallel applications. My goal was to modify a specific library implementation so as to run and test the MIC on a physically disconnected device. This consisted of managing the server load of all the machines attempting to access the MIC at a given time, as well as efficiently routing the machines to the MIC. As far as technical skills go, I primarily worked with Linux and C.
Youth Basketball Summer Camp Counselor, 06/2011
to 08/2011 Champaign Park District – Champaign,
IL I was an assistant coach for a youth team that participated in a Summer League. The majority of my time was spent playing with the kids and teaching them fundamentals, as well as organizing fun mini games for breaks from practice.
English/Math Teacher (Academic Summer Camp), 06/2013
to 08/2013 Sudarshan Vidya Mandir (Elementary School) – Bangalore,
India In India, in order to effectively keep up with the academic workload, students have to take extra tutoring sessions outside of school, which can be expensive and inaccessible to those of a lower income background. I was part of a volunteer organization that helped such children keep up academically through a free of charge summer program. I taught basic English grammar and vocabulary, as well as arithmetic.
Bachelor of Science: Mathematics,
Current Princeton University - Princeton,
Science Olympiad State Medalist (Several Engineering Events)
Illinois State Math Competition Winner (ICTM)
Illinois State Physics Competition Winner (WYSE)
Rose Hulman Mathematics Competition Winner
Summer Graph Theory Research (Online Math Circle)
1st Place Trebuchet All-Time (Local High School competition)