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Kaetlin Taylor ′12


Like most Rhodes students, Kaetlin is "super-involved" in college life. Kaetlin, a junior math major from Corona, CA, lives on campus and works in an on-campus job as a Rhodes Student Associate. In addition to her classes in upper-level math, Russian and humanities, she participates in Rhodes Singers and Chi Omega sorority and loves to spend time with friends at Memphis hangouts like Cafe Eclectic (just down the street from Rhodes) and Gibson′s Donuts. Kaetlin loves that Rhodes has challenged her and helped her grow, and she′s looking forward to study abroad: Math in Moscow!

In your video profile you mentioned that math was an interest you developed since coming to Rhodes. What are you studying specifically?
I did some research in differential geometry last summer. Eight of us got to go and present at a conference in California, and a smaller group of five is going to present again in New Orleans. Our poster is called “Skew-Tsankov Algebraic Curvature Tensors in the Lorentzian Setting,” which is about irregularities on geometric objects.

I thought when I came to Rhodes that I was going to be an International Studies major, but after my third class I realized that it wasn’t for me, so I took classes in other areas like computer science, math and Russian, and I ended up really loving math. I’m also thinking about minoring in Russian Studies, so Math in Moscow is kind of the perfect blend of what I want to do. After college I think I’d like to do a Ph.D. program, and I have actually thought of becoming a professor.

What do you do in your free time?
I’m involved with the Catholic Student Association as the vice president of community service chair, which is really fun because we do things like caroling around Christmas time. I’m also on class council, so I get to help plan events for our class like lawn parties and dining out.

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