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Drew University Class of 2023 Outcomes: Jamie Lynn Connors

Jamie Lynn Connors C’23 is entering the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies’ Data Science program

May 2023 – The members of the Drew University College of Liberal Arts Class of 2023 are set to graduate and start their careers and continue their educations in an array of disciplines, fields, and subjects.

We’ve talked with many C’23 students to see where they’re headed.

Jamie Lynn Connors C’23 | Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Masters in Data Science

Major: Mathematics

Minors: Statistics

Who are your Drew mentors?

Without the help of professors Sarah Abramowitz [John H. Evans Professor, Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science, and Chair of Business] and Yi Lu [Norma Gilbert Junior Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science] I would truly be lost. My relationship with them began as a student, then morphed into an advisee. They always welcomed me into their offices with open arms, whether to help with my thesis, classes, or future plans. Working with them in the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI) and a number of independent studies, I was exposed to real, statistical research, which I am choosing to pursue further.

What stands out about your time at Drew?

If you had asked me about completing an honors thesis in the fall semester of my final year, I would’ve said that it was an insane idea. Now, however, I would say it was one of the best experiences I’ve had. Conducting outside research alongside normal classwork for years (and yes, years; I had been researching this topic for a long, long time) taught me so many life skills, and provided the unexplainable gratification of seeing my work completed and published. It was truly an experience I will not be forgetting for a long time.

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