I consider mathematics as an essential skill for success in life regardless of one's chosen career. It is a beautiful applications of human reasoning to create an understanding of the universe we live in and to admire the incredible technical achievements of mankind. I hope to instill this appreciation for the subject in my students as they build the skills necessary to not only master the techniques and skills of math, but to enjoy and admire how math is used and the geniuses who developed the methods.
USAF Academy - Bachelors, Astrodynamics and Engineering Sciences
University of Washington-Seattle Campus - Masters, Applied Mathematics