Murray 1693 Scholar
Fairfax Station, VA (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology)
If you're looking at this page and trying to decide whether or not to apply for the Murray scholarship, my vote is yes, yes, get on it already. William & Mary is the real deal. Beyond the benefits the Murray scholarship affords, beyond the incredible faculty and campus, beyond the zillion opportunities for undergraduate research available, there exists a college community unlike any I have ever encountered. Seriously: Lucky doesn't begin to describe how I felt being at W&M.
Math and Physics
I divided my spare time between Alpha Phi Omega (service fraternity), the Flat Hat (student newspaper), and the W&M Rowing Club (boats). I also produced a television show (on WMTV).
During my senior year at W&M, I was named America's Next Great Cartoonist by the Washington Post.
Research at W&M
- math research (linear algebra)
- computational biology research
Where am I now?
I won the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and I am pursuing PhD in biological mathematics at University of Michigan. I was the third Murray 1693 Scholar to win a NSF GRF award, following Francesca Fornasini and Jeri Kent. I have been keeping up with cartooning for the Inter-American Development Bank. I won a Young Researcher Award at the MAT-TRIAD conference (which is "dedicated to days full of matrices" in case you were wondering) and was invited back as a speaker to the 2013 conference in Montenegro.