Student Spotlight: Lloyd Goldstein C’20

Lloyd Goldstein C’20

What attracted you to Drew?

I transferred to Drew and I really felt wanted at the campus and the tennis coach was very welcoming.

Did you know what you wanted to major in your first year? 

I realized I wanted to work in Statistics after I took a Methods of Statistical Inference elective my sophomore year, which really sparked my interest in the field.

What draws you to the fields of Computer Science and Statistics?

I love statistics because it is a way of thinking and looking at information, and not just numbers in a textbook like some people might imagine.

Have you done any internships?

I did a Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of North Carolina Wilmington last summer (2019) in Data Mining. I learned a ton of information and was able to further my understanding of statistics.

Did you have any mentors at Drew?

I am very thankful to my thesis committee Jon Kettenring, Prof. Emily Hill, and Prof. Sarah Abramowitz for all the support and guidance they gave me.

What world issue(s) are you most passionate about?

I am passionate about making education more accessible; jobs are becoming more skilled as time passes and college education is becoming less and less affordable for the general public.

 Are there any hobbies, activities, or fun facts you would like to share?

I love to read, play video games, and eat chocolate.

What are some of your favorite memories of Drew over the last 4 years?

My favorite memories are mostly from athletics, particularly our training trips and conference championship meets with swimming, and our spring break trips with tennis.

What are your career goals? Dream job? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I hope to become a professor in Statistics.

What advice would you give first-year students?

Show up to class and pay attention!

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