2011 Major: Mathematics, Theater Studies; Minor: Education
Current Employer: Academy of Science (a math and science magnet school) — Sterling, Virginia
I am fortunate to use my math degree every day as a high school math teacher. But more than that, the critical thinking skills I learned as a math major have been applicable to every single experience I have had post-college, and I am so thankful for that.
Don't give up!!! Studying math at Duke is hard work, but as my dad always says, "You either work now or you work later." I am so fortunate my Duke math degree led to teaching at a math and science magnet school where inquiry-based learning is the norm and I get to travel abroad chaperoning educational and research collaboration trips. Also, the critical thinking skills and numeracy I gained as a math major have made me VERY marketable, and I know that even if I one day decide to pursue a career other than teaching, I will be prepared to choose from any number of paths.