Westfield

Department of Mathematics

 


Meet Our Accomplished Alumni

Collected here are Career Profiles of Mathematics alumni from Westfield State University. Those highlighted here – like many of our Mathematics alumni – are remarkable for the nature of their accomplishments as well as for the diversity of their professional career paths.

These profiles are to help celebrate the careers and contributions of our alumni.

They are also to help current and prospective students learn about the remarkable career opportunities that a degree in Mathematics support. Our alumni work in many different areas in: business and finance, insurance and actuarial science, engineering, information technology, education, statistics and consulting. Few have the word ``mathematician’’ in their title, but their mathematical experiences from Westfield State play a prominent role in how they got where they are and what they do in their careers.

If you wonder:

What can I do with a degree in Mathematics from Westfield State?

we think that these career profiles will help you discover the answer is:

Almost anything!


Shay Belair
Middle School Math Teacher
Tolland Middle School
M. Ed. Mathematics Education - Western Governors University - 2012
Bachelors of Arts - Mathematics - Westfield State College - 2004
ABA - Business Management - Northern Essex Community College - 2001


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Monique Despres
Mathematics Teacher
Shadow Ridge High School
M. Ed. Middle Grades Education - Lesley University - 2008
Bachelors of Arts - Mathematics - Westfield State College - 1999


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Emily DeHaro-Otero
Office Manager
SageFox Consulting Group LLC.
Bachelors of Arts - Mathematics - Westfield State University - 2013
AA - Art & Graphic Design - Greenfield Community College - 1994


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Daniel Edson
Software Engineer
Raytheon
Mathematics, B.A. – Westfield State College – 2004
Criminal Justice, B.A. – Westfield State College - 2004

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Fred Fitzgerald
Retired Teacher
Mathematics, B.A. – Westfield State College – 1962

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Jessica Fothergill
Scientist
Naval Station Undersea Warfare Center
Division Newport
BA - Mathematics - Westfield State University – 2013
MS - Applied Mathematics - Umass Lowell - 2015
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Jason Gates
Chief Operating Officer
getfused
Bachelor of Arts Mathematics - Westfield State College - 2001
Bachelor of Arts Economics - Westfield State College - 2001

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Mark A Green Jr.
Mathematics Teacher 8-12, Head Teacher and Department Chair of Mathematics
Hopkins Academy, Hadley MA
M. ED. - Mathematics Education - Westfield State University - 2013 Bachelor of Arts Mathematics - Westfield State College - 2006


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Michael Guenette
Mathematics Department Head
Hampden Charter School of Science
MA Mathematics - Binghamton University (SUNY) - 2012
Bachelor of Arts - Westfield State University - 2010
AA Liberal Arts & Science - Mount Wachusett C.C. - 2007

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Matthew Hiesiger
Pricing Analyst
Embrace Pet Insurance
Mathematics & Economics B.A. – Westfield State University – 2014

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Michael P. Higgins
Defined Benefit Client Services Team Lead
Mercer
Master of Business Administration - Bentley University - 2018
Master of Science - University of Connecticut - Storrs - 2007
Bachelor of Arts - Westfield State College - 2005

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Dr. Brandt Kronholm
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Bachelor of Arts Literature - Umass Amherst - 1996
Bachelor of Arts Mathematics - Westfield State College - 2001
Master of Arts Literature - Westfield State College - 2001
Master of Arts Mathematics - Penn State - 2004
Ph.D. Mathematics - SUNY Albany - 2010


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Dr. Daniel Larose
Professor of Statistics and Data Science
University of Central Connecticut State University
Bachelor of Science Computer Science and Linguistics - Umass Amherst - 1979
Bachelor of Arts Mathematics - Westfield State College - 1990
Master of Arts Statistics - University of Connecticut - 1993
Ph.D. Statistics - University of Connecticut - 1996


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Jennifer M. Rodger
Mathematics Teacher, Yearbook Financial Advisor & Head Varsity Swim Coach
Norwood High School
M.A.- Teaching Secondary Mathematics - Bridgewater State University – 2015
B.A.- Mathematics – Westfield State University - 2012

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Stephen Sawyer
Managing Consultant
Strategic Benefit Advisors
Mathematics, B.A. – Westfield State College – 2006
Economics, B.A. – Westfield State College - 2006

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Rebecca L. Simone
Security Engineer
Travelers
Mathematics, B.A. – Westfield State University – 2014
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