A little about myself

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I was born in Houston, Texas, grew up until the age of 5 in New Orleans, Louisiana, then lived in Houston again until 1992.

Some school pictures:

Preschool, 1972-73:
[I'm in the back]


First grade, 1975-76:


Third grade, 1977-78:


Fifth grade, 1979-80:


Frightening, huh? :-)

As a student at Bellaire High School, I gravitated towards mathematics, taking courses such as calculus and statistics my senior year (which was somewhat rare back then, I feel the need to point out). After I took Ms. Resnick's statistics class, my future (well, through graduate school, anyway) was pretty much set. (I also had her for trigonometry, elementary analysis [i.e., pre-calculus], and a survey of math course. Great teacher!)

I majored in mathematics, ``statistics option'', at the University of Houston. The statistics part of the program consisted of two introductory junior-level courses and two senior-level mathematical statistics courses taught by Dr. Charles Peters, the undergraduate advisor in the Math Department.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude in December 1991, with a B.S. in Mathematics, Statistics Option, I stayed in the department one more semester, taking two classes and teaching two calculus labs (for the third semester).

In the fall of 1992, I moved to College Station, Texas, to go to graduate school at Texas A&M in the Statistics Department. In 1998, I graduated with a Master's degree. Don't ask why it took so long....

In 1999, I moved to Austin, Texas, where I'm currently living, working as a tutor at the House of Tutors.

I like math, obviously, and science, so there's some of that on my homepage. A perusal of my bookmarks can give you an idea of what else I like.

I know a little Spanish, which I studied for two years in middle school and one in high school (although the two semesters in high school were pretty much of a waste because I wasn't very enthusiastic about it anymore). I also took a semester of German that semester after I graduated college. After moving to Austin, I took a semester of Japanese just for the heck of it.

Okay, I guess that's enough....

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