I am currently attending Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where I am studying mathematics and biochemistry. After my time here, I plan on attending medical school and becoming a surgeon.
Aside from doing school, I enjoy spending time with people, learning new things, running and playing frisbee with friends, and dreaming of what God may have in store for me in the future. Mathematical philosophy is a passion of mine that has been developing for several years, particularly in the area of proof, truth, and randomness in the universe. I am yet a novice in this tremendous area of thought, yet it fascinates me like nothing else. One of my mathematical dreams is to study the mathematics of cryptology (codes) to develop safer, faster, and more secure means of communicating. Specifically, I would like to be involved in proving the strength of the RSA encryption algorithm or break it and replace it with a public/private key encryption method that has mathematically proven strength. But, with a life devoted to medicine, I doubt that will ever come to fruition. I guess it just gives me something to dream about.
Although my academic passion is math, I know beyond a shadow of a dobut that God is calling me to become a doctor, and I am growing more excited about that every day. I've worked the last two summers at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, and it has been wonderful. I can hardly wait. Only 14 more years until I finish my training....
I'm not nearly the reader I'd like to be, but I do enjoy a good book now and again. Is saying I liked Tolkien's Lord of the Rings too cliché? I certainly enjoyed reading Oliver Sacks books: An anthropologist on Mars, The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, Seeing Voices, A leg to stand on, and The Island of the Colorblind. Math books can be pretty cool, too.
Casting Crowns. Hands down.
Soundtracks are cool.
I'm a way bigger of classical music than most people. I particularly like baroque and early 20th centruy.
hi! I was working for the park service at Shenandoah National Park this summer and one of my coworkers mentioned your name, and I was like, hmmm, I know that name from somewhere! I think you were one of my Math Counts coaches way back when I was in 7th grade. Anyway, I thought that was pretty funny.
Wow, you haven't changed this thing since 2005. That is a long time ago (though not so long in the grander scheme of things). I would have thought that they would delete an inactive account. Interesting.