Iuliana Radu - Mathematics Fellow
Marlboro's recently revived practice of annually inviting young mathematicians to teach as fellows at the college brings Iuliana Radu from Romania. A daughter of math teachers, Iuliana studied applied mathematics at the University of Bucharest, and is pursuing there a master's degree in applied computer science. With an interest in the digital applications of creating music, pictures and short movies, Iuliana says she "couldn't resist the temptation to learn more about computers," which she finds easy to use with her "math-shaped mind." When asked what she loves about math, Iuliana picks a favorite quote to sum it up: "Mathematics is the part of science you could continue to do if you woke up tomorrow and discovered the universe was gone."
At Marlboro, Iuliana teaches Linear Algebra, Elementary Math Learning Systems, Calculus II and a prepatory course for the graduate school entrance exam. In the classroom, she names empathy as an important virtue. "I try to see things from a student's perspective, so that we can speak the same language."
Fluent in English and with a working knowledge of French, Radu enjoys playing guitar and is considered a top table tennis competitor in Romania.