Hi, welcome to my Shodor Website!
What I Like To Do
My name is Caroline Cunningham and I am currently an eighth grader at Smith Middle School, in Chapel Hill. I spend most of my time doing math problems, talking to my friends, or watching Netflix. Most of my friends say I would do almost anything for mathematical purposes, and having two math professor - parents, math has become a huge part of my identity. From a young age I have been exposed to a lot of math, and I am continuing to pursue it through Shodor. The other big subject in my life is running. Both my parents ran when they were in middle or high school, though my mom ran track, and my dad ran Cross Country. Since fifth grade, I had acquired an interest in Cross Country, and I now run in the SMS Cross Country team.
Where I'm From
I was originally born in Santiago, Chile, when my family was on a three year trip to live there. However, my brothers had so little fun on the journey that they returned home with me after only 1 year. Afterwards, I lived in San Rafael, California for eight years. San Rafael is a relatively large town right across the bay from San Francisco, and I enjoyed my time there immensly. Eventually, my grandparents started to get older, and wanting to be close to them while they are still with us, we moved to North Carolina. Since this, we have lived here.
What I Want To Do
Ideally, in 15 years I would be a recent college graduate, working in Theoretical Physics. I hope to go to college at Stanford, due to its location and prestige. I have wanted to go to college in California, because I love the environment and weather there, and it would also give me a chance to get back to where I grew up. Although Stanford is not an Ivy league, it is a very good school, that I would love to go to. I want to become a theoretical physicist, because it uses math in real world applications. Going into a math-related field is a must for me, having my background and interest. Theoretical Physics just makes for an even more interesting topic, where I could be making impactful discoveries.