I am currently a high school sophomore at the Westridge School
for Girls in Pasadena, California. I have loved math for as long
as I can remember, and hope to be enjoy its beauty always.
I became interested in combinatorics as a freshman, and started
investigating derangements using different techniques.
With my advisor, Dr. John Woo, we developed a binomial
inversion approach to tackling problems of derangments,
and presented this work at the Spring Southern California
meeting of the MAA at Caltech in 2002, where I
was the lone high schooler presenting. That was
very intimidating, but also thrilling.
Dr. John Woo - Hospital of University of Pennsylvania