My name is Cameron Raber and I am from Port Angeles, Washington. In May of 2019 I earned a double major in Mathematics and Economics from Pacific Lutheran University. At the start of college, I planned on becoming a high school math teacher as I was inspired by one of my own high school teachers. After taking more and more classes, however, I realized that I wasn’t ready to switch roles from student to teacher just yet. Having conversations with incredibly supportive professors helped me realize that I could continue my own education in a graduate program. Now that I am pursuing a graduate degree in pure math at University of Montana, I hope to discover which area of mathematics I am truly passionate about. No matter where life takes me, I fully intend to incorporate teaching mathematics as part of my career. When I am not working on mathematics, you can find me at the gym or spending time with family and friends. I love to stay active doing anything from going to football games, bowling, or hiking. My new goal is to learn how to swing dance as I love country music.
My name is Megan Finley and I am from Stevensville, Montana. I moved to Stevensville from San Diego, California when I was 8. I graduated in December 2018 from the University of Montana with a degree in Mathematics and Economics with a Statistics option and a certificate in Big Data Analytics. Now I am attending UM as a graduate student in Data Science. Other than math, some of my favorite hobbies include hiking with my dog, who loves it almost as much as I do, and travelling. I have visited 11 countries; 10 European countries and Costa Rica. It is hard to pick a favorite, but I lived and studied in Ireland for 5 months, so it holds a special place in my heart. Being able to study math in another country was such a great opportunity as I gained new perspectives in a different environment. In the summer of 2018, I lived in Oklahoma City and worked for FAST Enterprises, a software developing and consulting company. Upon completion of the master’s program, I hope to start a career in analytics so I can continue to solve problems. I have always had a passion for math, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the UM math department. Math has created many opportunities for me and my career is only just beginning.