My name is Jamison. I am 20 years old and have been visually impaired for about half of my life. I have the “cone rod dystrophy” form of Stargardt disease, which makes me highly light sensitive. It requires that I wear sunglasses outside most of the time but I don’t mind that at all. At this point, it’s just part of my look. I am a math major at Marian University with the intent to do graduate studies in math. For the last 4 years I have loved mathematics and physics. It is both my hobby and my area of study. Other than studying natural sciences, I enjoy painting, reading, studying Russian, and 3D design.

This summer I will have the amazing opportunity to teach sixth grade math and English in a summer program with a local school called La Plaza. I have often tutored students in math but this will be my first time officially teaching and I cannot wait! After my undergraduate studies, I hope to enroll in graduate school and attain a doctorate in mathematics.