- M.S., Statistics, Oklahoma State University, 2011
- B.S., Mathematics, Oklahoma State University, 2009
- Teacher of Record, Baylor University
- Teacher of Record, Oklahoma State University
Describe Baylor in One Word:
I was born and raised in Artesia, NM. I attended my step-mother's alma mater, Oklahoma State University, where I double-majored in mathematics and statistics. After graduating in 2009, I stayed at OSU to get my Masters in Statistics, which was completed in 2011. While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I met a professor of Statistics on a visit back to my hometown. We corresponded over the course of three years, and his efforts in recruiting are what brought me to the PhD program here.
Baylor is a highly respected university, and it attracts very intelligent students from around the area. I have been amazed at how professional and talented my students are in the course that I am teaching. They make my job significantly easier.
The professors thoroughly enjoy talking with the graduate students in the department, and they are always more than willing to aid a student who is stumped by a problem. The faculty is also very well-published and distinguished.
I am slowly adjusting to the nuances of being a Baylor Bear. Every day I learn something new and interesting about the university. Waco is by far the largest city I have ever lived in. Nevertheless, I am surprised at how easy it is to get to different parts of the city. It is very refreshing to be involved in a department where open communication is both encouraged and practiced. My duties as a graduate student are made much more enjoyable thanks to the people around me.
Surprises at Baylor:
In all honesty, the campus pays more attention to football than I anticipated. As an avid football fan myself, I am not complaining.
Yes- your instruction in this program goes beyond textbooks and homework. You learn how to become a professional statistician in every sense.