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Umang Varma


Hometown: Bangalore, India
Major: Mathematics
Study Abroad: Budapest Semester in Mathematics, Hungary
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate
Best Adjective to Describe You: Enthusiastic

In 10 words or less, why should a student want to be involved in this department?
Applied or pure, mathematics is useful, fun, and fascinating!

What initially drew you to this department?  What keeps you coming back?
I have always loved math and our awesome professors have kept my interest here.

What’s your biggest piece of advice to first years and sophomores in this department?
Explore the different sides of mathematics—(not all math is calculus)—and visit the Math Center.

How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
Math is related to everything, and you can see the connections wherever you want.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
Laughter is the best way to survive the fast-paced quarters.

What has been your favorite class at K?  Why?
Outside of all the great math classes, I really enjoyed Intro to Women's Studies. It changed the way I think about the world and social justice.

What is your SIP?
My SIP is about ways of representing numbers using sequences and studying their properties.

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I want to go to graduate school for mathematics and eventually work in math research/education.

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