Baylor University
Department of Statistical Science
College of Arts & Sciences


Justin Sims

Hometown:

Linden, TN

Education:

  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN

Experience:

  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN

Describe Baylor in One Word:

Welcoming

Why Statistics?

I always had an interest and appreciation for mathematics and its many uses. After taking an Elementary Statistics and Probability course my freshman year, I quickly discovered how much statistics was intertwined across so many disciplines. While pursuing a degree in mathematics I was given the opportunity to take part in a newly introduced statistics concentration. During these courses I realized how happy learning and applying statistical concepts made me. When the time to decide on a field of graduate study came, the choice of statistics was obvious.

Why Baylor?

When I began exploring graduate programs, a great friend and Baylor alumnus suggested taking a look at Baylor's Statistics program. Baylor quickly topped my list where it always remained. After visiting, I realized that Baylor possessed the familiar comforts of a smaller program which I had grown to love at UT Martin, and I saw the amazing opportunities that a larger school could offer.

Unique Aspects:

Both the faculty and students at Baylor have a unique way of making you feel like you belong alongside them, even if they are meeting you for the first time.

Faculty:

The faculty excel in taking an interest to who you are both academically and personally.

Baylor Community:

Growing up and living in small towns my entire life, I was worried that Waco would be overwhelming. I quickly learned that Waco is one big "small town." There are plenty of familiar conveniences coupled with great local attractions that make Waco truly unique.

Recommend Program?

Yes