Senior Math Faculty Ambassador

JohnsonProgram: 4B Statistics with minors in Actuarial Science and Computer Science

Hometown: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Extracurriculars: Orientation leader, Executive for the UW Cooking Club, Singapore Malaysian Association, and Math Grad Ball               

Why did you choose to study at Waterloo?

University of Waterloo is one of the best universities in the world, with an outstanding Faculty of Mathematics. So when I decided to study statistics after high school, Waterloo was an obvious choice.

What is the best thing about being a Math Faculty Ambassador?

As a part of the Math Faculty Ambassador Program I get the opportunity to share my experiences with incoming and first year students. I also enjoy meeting with people and making new friends from all walks of life.

Has anyone played an influential role in your life during your time at Waterloo?

I have been greatly influenced by Professor Hadi Hosseini and Gayle Goodfellow in the time I've spent at Waterloo.

Professor Hosseini teaches CS 234: Data Types and Structures, and I really loved his unique teaching style and his great sense of humor.

Gayle Goodfellow, who manages the Math Faculty Ambassador Program is very friendly and kind, and I love discussing movies and food with her. She is always smiling and I think that is an admirable quality.

What do you do on weekends?

I plan and run cooking classes, read books, and go swimming.

What is an interesting elective that you've taken?

I took an elective called ENG 108A: The Superhero, in which students were asked to write and design superheroes' back stories. That was a very interesting and creative course.

If you can't get a miracle, become one. - Nick Vujicic, Life Without Limits

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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