I have a nontraditional background which caused many problems when I was a College student back in my country (Colombia). With a lot of effort I got my bachelors in Mathematics and later I became accepted as a graduate student of Mathematics in the University of Iowa where I got my PhD.
My research area is representation theory of finite dimensional algebras and deformations. My thesis adviser was Professor Frauke M. Bleher. Now I am an associate professor of Mathematics at Valdosta State University in Georgia. Using my own example as a motivation, I am committed to help students of Mathematics from nontraditional backgrounds to succeed in College and Graduate School.