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Al-Muthanna “Al” Al-Ani

August 4, 2022
Al-Muthanna “Al” Al-Ani is continuing his education with the University of Central Florida pursuing an M.S. in mechanical engineering on the mechanical systems track.  With a love for teaching he wants to help other succeed in their major and become advocates for the next generation.

Xuyan Shen

July 19, 2022
Xuyan earned her M.S in Financial Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. She is in the Mathematical Ph.D. program ( Financial Math Track) of UCF. Her research interest lies in  Stochastic Control and Mathematical Finance problems.

Killian Hitsman

July 19, 2022
Killian had received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry from Nova Southeastern University in 2021. He is currently a first year Ph.D. student in the university’s Mathematics Department. While pursuant in the field of applied mathematics, he expresses interest and active training in physical sciences. His research interests lie…

Isabel Carvalho

July 19, 2022
Isabel earned her B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Central Florida in 2021. She is currently pursuing a M.S. degree in Biomedical Sciences on the Integrated Medical Sciences track. She was involved with the EXCEL/COMPASS mentoring programs throughout her undergraduate degree. This is her first year as a teaching assistant with EXCEL.

Hanna Reed

August 2, 2021
Hanna is a PhD student in Mathematics at the University of Central Florida. She completed her B.S. in Mathematics at the University of Central Florida in 2018 and taught public school for 2 years. Her research interest is in mathematical biology – specifically modeling the spread of infectious diseases.

Gayathri Krishnan

August 23, 2019
Gayathri is in the mathematics Ph.D. program at UCF. This is her second year with EXCEL and third year helping with Calculus. Her interests lie in analysis and applied mathematics.

Killian Muollo

June 6, 2019
Killian Muollo obtained a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Political Science from UCF in 2018, as well as an M.S. in Mathematics in 2021. This will be his fourth year as a Ph.D. student in the university’s Mathematics department and his third in the EXCEL/COMPASS program . His research interests lie in the intersection of the hard…

Tiffany Nielander

June 6, 2019
Tiffany got her Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts and Sciences with concentrations in Mathematics and English Literature from Florida Atlantic University in 2014. She is in the Mathematics PhD program of UCF. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on mathematical structures of poetry.

Yongho Sohn

January 29, 2019
Dr. Sohn is an UCF Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Professor of Engineering in Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL). He also serves as an Associate Director for Materials Characterization Facility, a FL-state user facility for academics and industry with over $20M in analytical instrumentation and 3 full-time…

Bill Self

January 29, 2019
Bill Self is an Associate Professor in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences and also serves as the Associate Director of undergraduate education. Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with high honors from the University of Florida in 1993, followed by his Ph.D. in 1998 in which he studied the role of molybdenum…