Elwer demonstrating origami with his love of math by his side
When asked about where he saw himself with his mathematics career, Matt proclaimed that he wanted to be a college professor who also taught origami. He continued to explain math was "interesting because theres always a way to figure things out". He first learned of origami in the 4th grade when he checked out a book from the library. His fascination was later enhanced when a Japanese student study abroad at his school. Matt also has a love for poetry and named Robert Frost as a historical visionary that has impacted his life. He then told me of one of his favorite movies "Dead Poet Society" with a quote form the movie he paraphrased. "Sucking the marrow out of life". This movie impacted Matt to "experience life in the fullest".
During the interview, Matt explained that his grandpa affected the way he looked at life. He revealed that his grandpa was openly racist and went on to say growing up around him "affected the way (he) saw the world". With that comment, he concluded the interview with a smile as he admired his choices and visions for his future.
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