UW Graduate School

Tafari James

Grad program: Mathematics

Hometown: Trenton, NJ

Undergrad institution: Haverford College

Undergrad major: Mathematics

Why did you decide to attend the UW?

West Coast location in a city is a good social fit, UW has excellent teaching and research in math.

Where do you hope your graduate education will take you?

I would like to at some point do research in a think tank, and I would also like to be a researcher and professor at an R1 school.

GO-MAP’s motto is “Graduate Excellence through Diversity.”¬†What does this mean to you?

It means I will add diversity of thought and experience to a field which desperately needs it. In the process I will move that field forward.

Who has been your inspiration or role model?

I look up to Professor E. Milicevic very much, and also professor Luis Garcia Puente.

Please provide one tip you’d like to share with UW¬†undergrads or prospective graduate students.

Your classmates’ opinions of your ability to do mathematics is a distraction.