I was born and raised in California's Silicon Valley, and studied mathematics at Yale University. I enjoy using math to solve problems, both practical and theoretical. In internships, I have analyzed internet activity at Advertising.com and modeled interest rate volatility at a hedge fund. I recently spoke on my work at a seminar New York and a conference in San Diego, and submitted a paper to the Journal of Number Theory. In addition to being elected to Phi Beta Kappa, I was awarded six prizes at Yale: five for mathematics and one for literary criticism. Having seen the value and beauty of mathematics in my own life, I want to share it with others. To that end, I tutored students in high school and college and founded the Yale Undergraduate Math Society. At Cambridge, I will undertake Part III of the Mathematical Tripos en route to a doctorate. As a professor, I plan to work to improve the way universities teach undergraduate mathematics.