WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:04.000 music. 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:08.000 I decided to come to Western because I really like the campus and the environment. 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:15.000 I chose to be a math major because I loved the curriculum I was working with and I enjoy the students and the faculty. 00:00:16.000 --> 00:00:23.000 music. 00:00:23.000 --> 00:00:26.000 This term I am taking advanced calculus. 00:00:26.000 --> 00:00:34.000 Today I presented and evaluated a function and its limit and proved that the function approaches a limit L. 00:00:34.000 --> 00:00:41.000 I'm also taking Ring Theory and in Ring Theory we can describe this as a form of abstract algebra 00:00:41.000 --> 00:00:44.000 where we look at sets and operations on those sets. 00:00:44.000 --> 00:00:50.000 The best thing about our WOU Mathematics Faculty is that they are very student oriented. 00:00:50.000 --> 00:00:54.000 There's a lot of one on one interaction with all of our professors. 00:00:54.000 --> 00:00:59.000 I'm also involved in a softball program and I've played center field here for four years. 00:00:59.000 --> 00:00:64.000 Right now as I finish my degree I'm helping in being an assistant coach. 00:01:04.000 --> 00:01:09.000 As an assistant coach I work with the outfielders and I take what I learned from the game, 00:01:09.000 --> 00:01:11.000 and help them develop as players. 00:01:11.000 --> 00:01:16.000 I have found that my work on the softball field has helped me in the classroom to be disciplined 00:01:16.000 --> 00:01:20.000 and keep on top of my work as well as maintaining structure. 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:23.000 My career goal is to be a math teacher. 00:01:23.000 --> 00:01:28.000 And I plan to get my master's degree in teaching in the summer after I graduate. 00:01:28.000 --> 00:01:34.000 I would absolutely recommend Western to other students because my time here as a student athlete has been exceptional. 00:01:34.000 --> 00:01:40.000 And the math department has been incredible and allowed my math skills to grow and prepared me to be a teacher. 00:01:40.000 --> 00:01:44.000 Western Oregon University is exactly what I was looking for. 00:01:44.000 --> 00:01:50.000 music.