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CCNY Graduate Seth Foster accepted for his Ph.D at the University of Florida

May 11, 2022

Seth Foster is graduating from CCNY in 2022 with a M.S. in Mathematics. He is going to move on to work on his Ph.D. at the University of Florida.

Hear about it from Seth Foster himself!

This Spring 2022 semester, I am graduating from CCNY with my M.S. in mathematics. My goal after finishing my degree at CCNY is to eventually become a professor and stay in academia. I would like to focus primarily on algebra, set theory, logic, and combinatorics.

I got an opportunity to teach at CCNY for the Spring 2022 semester and it was truly a great experience that solidified my goal of becoming a professor.

I grew up in Barbados and always enjoyed mathematics, in particular, the level of precision involved. I spent a lot of time trying to learn about physics and quantum mechanics on my own, but I wanted to find out more about the mathematics in the books I was reading. Taking real analysis - a course solely dedicated to proofs - as an undergraduate at the University of the West Indies also contributed to my push to pursue a Ph.D. In my spare time I enjoy playing electric guitar and listening to music!

I want to give a special thanks to Prof. Hooper for working with me and constantly being available to meet with me to discuss new topics. Prof. Daugherty, Prof. Bak, and Prof. Wolf were also great mentors along my journey at CCNY. Special thanks also goes out to George Brathwaite - a fellow Barbadian - whom I always had great conversations with and who helped get me settled in the department.