Reem Bolis

B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of British Columbia (2010)

M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Simon Fraser University (2016)

Current Position: Software Test Engineer at Apple, Cupertino CA, USA

I wasn’t your typical Masters degree student. It took me four years to finish my degree. I had a full time successful job as a software quality assurance analyst when I decided to pursue a Masters degree in mathematics. SFU gave me the opportunity to purse my dream while keeping my job. Doing my Masters degree while working full time was one of the hardest things I had to do. What made it doable was the help and support of my class mates, the study sessions we had together, and the support of my supervisor Razvan Fetecau who always had faith in me and pushed me to do better.

In joining SFU you not only join a university, you join a family that will always be there for you. You meet many intelligent, down to earth students and professors, and make amazing friends that will keep in touch with you no matter what part of the world you end up in.

In 2016 I moved to work in California. I was very surprised to find out that there is an SFU alumni committee in the area. So if you are one of the lucky ones that decide to attend SFU and end up working in the Bay area make sure you find us.