I am originally from Middletown, OH. At ONU, my major was Mathematics and Philosophy. In 2008-2009, I spent ten months in Shanghai teaching fourth grade. I was able to put the Chinese I learned at ONU to the test on the streets of Shanghai and Beijing. Currently, I am in the mathematics doctorate program at Purdue University, where I hope to study groundwater flow and natural resource modeling. ONU taught me the skills I need to succeed in graduate school and helped me set out on an adventure half way around the world.