Model Validation Analyst at M&T Bank and Volunteer as the paddock analyst and track handicapper at Fort Erie Racetrack.
What is your fondest Maryvale memory or Tradition?
I think my fondest Maryvale memories all circle back to the music program. Chorale and orchestra were very important to me in high school and are a part of a lot of my memories from high school. Also, I met most of my high school friends through those two programs.
Favorite Maryvale Teachers/Administrators Staff
Mr. Rokitka, Mrs. Newton, Mrs. Coric, Mr. Solazzo, former Maryvale teacher Mr. Krazmien
After graduating Maryvale, I attended Transylvania University in Lexington, KY from 2012-2016. I graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics in May 2016 and then attended the University of Dayton, where I graduated with a M.S. in Applied Mathematics in the spring of 2018. I moved back to Buffalo, shortly after graduation to begin my job as a model validation analyst at M&T Bank. This might come to a shock to anyone that knew me very well in high school, as I was deadset on moving away, but the perfect job opportunity came my way and I decided to accept it. I couldn’t be happier with my choice, as I love being back home and I really enjoy my job.
Another reason I love being back is as of this past summer, I am the track handicapper and paddock analyst at Fort Erie Racetrack. Horseracing has always been a passion of mine so I absolutely love being involved with the racetrack close to us in my spare time. When I started college, I was convinced I was going to be a biochemist but soon after starting college, I remembered how much I loved mathematics and decided to change my major and career path.
If I would’ve attended school at another district, I’m honestly not sure that I would’ve truly discovered how much I enjoy mathematics. The mathematics department at the high school really supported me throughout my four years and taught me a great deal about mathematics, but more importantly about life.
There are so many teachers throughout the Maryvale School System that really supported me throughout the years and I’m forever thankful for that. They played a big role in getting me to where I am today.