My name is Ryan Parker. I received two bachelor’s degrees from Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA) in May 2020 in the areas of Mathematics and Economics. I was extremely grateful to be accepted UCF. I am currently working on my M.S. in Financial Mathematics. I love applying math and statistics to real world problems such as finance, sports, and economics. I have an interest in Uncertainty Quantification and Statistics specifically and have a background in coding languages such as Python, R, C++, Julia, and VBA. On my free time, I enjoy watching or playing sports, working out, and cooking. This is my first year working with the EXCEL/COMPASS program.