I have had a passion for mathematics since elementary school, and spent much of my youth doing extracurricular math, from competitions to reading books to tutoring my friends. As an undergraduate at MIT, I took as many math classes as I could, while also working in the math tutoring lab and tutoring all of my friends in their math or mathy computer science courses. As a graduate student at the University of Chicago, I prided myself on being the one my friends came to first when they had difficulties. It was there that I got to experience the joy of teaching my own courses, as well as continuing with tutoring and also helping students engage in their own self-study programs. Nothing thrills me quite so much as transfering my knowledge and passion to someone else.