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Harlem High Graduate Shawn Tsosie earns Doctorate in Mathematics


October 24, 2018

Harlem High School graduate Sawn Tsosie has accomplished a lot since leaving the school. He served five years in United States Army as an Airborne Infantryman before receiving an Honorable discharge. His original dream has always been to earn and advance degree in mathematics. He attended school in Massachusetts for three years before joining the Army. After completing his service he went on to earn his Doctorate from the University of California, Santa Cruz in September 2018.

For Shawn Tsosie, completing a Doctorate Degree in Mathematics was a lifelong dream. Now, after graduating with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in September, he has seen that dream fulfilled.

Tsosie first developed an interest in math in Harlem, Montana, where he attended elementary, middle and high school. In 1998, while in high school, he applied for a summer program at Stanford University, where he studied complex analysis. He met people with Doctorate Degrees in math for the first time at this camp, inspiring him to pursue an advanced degree of his own.

After gradu...

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