Jeremy Semko, PhD candidate

"For the first few weeks of Math 32, my first class at Duke, I felt intimidated and unsure by the difficulty and the rigor of the subject matter. I had considered quitting math altogether, but because I had a passion for it, I decided to try out a few more courses. Fifteen math classes later, I am very grateful for my decision to stick it out; it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Math at Duke, with the aid of the faculty, has taught me to approach and break down, step by step, any problem with solid logic and clever approaches. Since it has been such a rewarding experience, I have planned to continue more advanced mathematics in graduate school.”

Jeremy Semko, PhD candidate, University of California, San Diego