When Christopher Lim was looking to pursue graduate school, he knew that campus size and reputation were two important factors in his search. “I was really attracted to the idea of a smaller campus that also has a strong background in research,” says Chris, who attended Grace International School in Thailand. “The research tradition of Rutgers also means that resources are always readily available to those who want them.”

At Rutgers–Camden, Chris’ professors pushed him to explore new topics in math and to be his best. More importantly, he notes, his professors taught him that math requires dedication; it’s not a discipline reserved only for geniuses.

“The professors are always willing to take time out of their schedules,” Chris says. “I love the feeling of being part of a close-knit community. It’s great to be recognized as an individual by professors and staff.”

Now Chris is the one inspiring students. As a math educational specialist at the LEAP Academy University Charter School in Camden and a part-time lecturer in mathematics at Rutgers–Camden, Chris can share his enthusiasm for the discipline he loves with his students.

“Mathematics is just endlessly fascinating to me. The idea of building abstractions on abstractions just through logic is something that I love.”