Brittany Froese

Current Position: Assistant Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology
BSc in Math, Trinity Western University (2007)
MSc in Applied Mathematics at SFU (2009)
PhD in Applied Mathematics at SFU(2012)
Postdoc in Math/ICES, University of Texas at Austin (2012-2015)

SFU provided me with a wonderful environment to learn, perform research in exciting new areas, and develop a network that includes leading applied mathematicians from around the world.

One thing that stands out from my time at SFU is the sense of camaraderie among the graduate students and faculty.  Students were always supportive of each other, while the faculty were extremely generous with their time and expertise.  One memorable example of this was the weekly problem solving sessions organised by Prof. Muraki, which provided an invaluable opportunity to explore new areas of mathematics, learn to collaborate with others, and develop our problem solving skills.

The experience I gained at SFU enabled me to receive an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, which gave me the freedom to continue my training with world-renowned applied mathematicians at the University of Texas at Austin.  As I begin my own career as a professor, I continue to draw upon my experiences at SFU in the hopes that my students can receive a similar quality of education.