**Interviewee: **Forest

**Year**: Junior

**Major:** Applied Math, clustered with Operations Research

**1)** **Why did you choose Applied Math as your major? **

I was considering either applying to the college of engineering for Civil Engineering or L&S for applied math as a transfer. I ended up choosing applied math because it had fewer prerequisites and I did well in my lower division math courses.

**2)** **How did you figure out what cluster you wanted to study?**

I was looking at all the engineering-related ones and economics, so Operations Research seemed like a nice balance.

**3)** **What areas of math are you interested in?**

Optimization seems cool, I also like analysis so far. I’m pretty new to the major so I don’t have a clear idea of what fields are interesting.

**4)** **What is your plan after college?**

After school, I plan to join the Army.

**5)** **Do you mind sharing with us your long-term career goal?**

I’d like to work in Silicon Valley and be part of the next ‘Xerox’… design tablets that work underwater, etc.