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Mathematics SI Leaders

Mathematics SI Leaders

MATH 1030

Amy Abdou

Hey guys! My name is Amy Abdou and I am currently a junior at NSU. I am a biology major with a minor in psychology and behavioral neuroscience. I was born in New Jersey and lived there until I was nine, and then spent the rest of my life in Boca Raton, FL. I am an active member of greek life here on campus, the Vice President of Scholarship for Panhellenic Council, and a member of MedLife. I choose to become an SI Leader because I feel that learning material from a fellow student provides a sort of learning experience can open one’s eyes to something he/she may not have been able to see before, and can prove to be a big help. I am very excited for this upcoming semester! Fun fact: I’m left handed!

MATH 1040

Aryanna Chang

I am Aryanna Chang. I am in my second year at Nova Southeastern and my major is Elementary Education. I am part of Fischler Academy, Razor’s Edge Shark Teach, and the WAVE (We Achieve Via Education) Club. My hometown is Plantation, so I grew up right here in South Florida. I chose to be an SI because I want to help others succeed and do their best. A Fun fact about myself is that Spiderman is my favorite superhero.

MATH 1040

Sydney Sansone

Hi everyone! My name is Sydney and I'm a Sophomore here at NSU. I'm from Boca Raton, Florida but I live here on campus over in CLC. Currently, I'm a Biology Major with a Public Health Minor. My favorite organization on campus is MEDLIFE because of the opportunity it allows to give back to others in different parts of the world through healthcare. I chose to become an SI Leader this semester because I believe in the power of students learning collaboratively in a judgement-free environment. A fun fact about myself is that if you knew me, you would know that I am completely obsessed with my 3 year old nephew and 1 year old niece!

MATH 1040

Akshata Sastry

Hi, my name is Akshata Sastry and I’m from Northern Virginia, near DC! I am currently a sophomore at NSU, majoring in Biology and minoring in Behavioral Neuroscience and Business, and am a part of the Dual DO program. I am involved in several clubs on campus, such as MEDLIFE, the Pre-Medical Society, and Children’s Advocates. I chose to become an SI because I love to help students gain confidence in the content of a class and to watch them grow successfully from tackling hard concepts. In my free time, I like to read, binge watch shows on Netflix, and listen to music.

MATH 1200

Fianna Shafirovich

My name is Fianna Shafirovich and I am from New York. I am a Biology major, and I will be attending dental school next year. Some of the organizations I am part of are Razor's Edge Research, Operation Smiles, and Tribeta Biology Honor Society. I am very passionate about research and oral health.  I chose to become an SI leader because watching someone understand a concept is the most rewarding experience, and I want to help students reach their full potential. A fun fact about myself is that I can speak Russian fluently.

MATH 1200

Vanessa Montes Castro

My name is Vanessa Montes Castro. I am a second year at NSU and I am a math major. I am a member of Razor’s Edge Shark Teach, the Fischler Academy, and WAVE club. I am originally from Long Island, NY but I moved to Sunrise, Florida. I chose to me an SI Leader to help those who need help with math, but learn best in a collaborative setting, and also to get practice in my career as an educator. A fun fact about me is that I can play the ukulele. I also love to travel.

MATH 2020

Nabiha Ahmed

Hello! My name is Nabiha Ahmed and I am a sophomore this year at NSU. I currently am double majoring in Biology and Behavioral Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology for the Health Sciences. Besides being an SI, I am the Diversity Senator for SGA, the event coordinator for IMAN, and the volunteer coordinator for HOSA. I', from Port Orange, Florida which is about an hour away from Orlando. I chose to do SI because I wanted to give myself a challenge and learn valuable skills that I couldn't attain from anywhere else. A fun fact about myself is that I have been in a submarine before!

MATH 2100

Arsh Jain

Hello, I am Arsh Jain, and I am an international student from Jalandhar, India. I am a Computer Science major and Psychology Minor in the NSU Class of 2022. I am a Presidential Scholar and in the Dual Admission program for Computer Science. I am a part of the Indian Student Association and ACM. I also volunteer as a Title IX Peer Educator and work at the Student Activity Fee Accounts office. I chose to become an SI Leader because I love helping people, as well as feel that Mathematics is very important; and SI provides me a good opportunity to advance Mathematics. A fun fact about me is that I know 7 languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Kashmiri and Sanskrit.

MATH 2100

Patrick Martin

My name is Patrick Martin, I am from Macungie, Pennsylvania, and I am a sophomore double majoring in marine biology and behavioral neuroscience. I have been involved as a Shark Preview Leader my freshman year here at NSU and currently a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.  I chose to do SI because I wanted to build my leadership abilities and also build connections with students so that they feel confident in their classwork in order to succeed in their academics. A fun fact about myself is that I was born on Valentine's Day and I have an identical twin brother.

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