I am currently a teaching assistant at the University of South Dakota. I am currently pursuing an M.A. in mathematics here at USD. This paper has evolved out of my honors thesis which was a requirement in the USD Honors Program. Since I was a math
major as an undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. degree, I felt that a thesis in the area of mathematics made the most sense. This thesis gave me a small taste of what real research is like. I plan to finish my M.A. here at USD and start on a PhD program. I would like to become a full professor at a college university and teach mathematics for the rest of my life. In addition, I am attempting to acquire a summer
internship with the federal government as a mathematician and/or an analyst. In my spare time, I am a World War II Aviation Historian.