# MEET OUR STUDENTS

## Juan LanFranco

Class of 2019

Juan discovered his love for mathematics while he was an undergraduate at Queens College studying quantitative finance. In those days, he was juggling schoolwork and a busy schedule as a wedding DJ. Juan’s love for algebra and topology eventually led him to pursue mathematics full time and in turn to the bridge program.

## Steve Millington

Class of 2019

Steve studied actuarial mathematics and economics-statistics as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation, he worked in the financial industry for several years. However, Steve was so enthralled with mathematics that he gave up his job and enrolled in classes at CUNY and Princeton before joining the bridge program at Penn. He is particularly interested in mathematical logic.

## Neda Saleem

Class of 2019

Neda was an exceptional student at Cal State Northridge, where she majored in applied mathematics. She was involved in undergraduate research and participated in the Preparing Undergraduate through Mentoring towards PhD (PUMP) summer program. Neda is looking forward to earning a PhD in applied mathematics and on doing research in mathematical biology.

## Abiola Oyebo

Class of 2020

Abiola has always known that she wanted to be a mathematician. She was a standout student at Towson University, where she earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics. She also did research on special curves that are prominently used in computer graphics and related fields. Abiola remains committed to her goal of becoming a professor and hopes that the bridge program can take her one important step closer to achieving this goal.

## George Santellano

Class of 2020

George double majored in applied mathematics and cognitive science as an undergraduate at UC San Diego; he later realized he was a mathematician at heart while working as an analyst in Silicon Valley after college. He decided to return to school full-time, earning a masters degree in math at San Francisco State University and doing research on combinatorics. George looks forward to developing as a mathematician at Penn.

**Department of Mathematics**

David Rittenhouse Laboratory

209 South 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6395

Robin Toney

rtoney@math.upenn.edu

(215) 898-8178 & 898-8627

Fax: (215) 573-4063