Recognizable me: Hi everyone, my name is Carissa Kintzle and it looks like I am the second Carissa in this class. If it helps distinguish the two of us, my friends sometimes call me Car or Ris. I transferred to the University of Colorado the spring semester of my sophomore year from Texas Christian University. I am much happier being a CU buff than a TCU horned frog even though the football isn’t as great here. I have lived in Colorado since I was eleven years old and have been in love with it since. I have lived in four different states besides Colorado, I even lived in Dallas, Texas before I even attended TCU. Luckily, my parents never made me move at a crucial age to where I would become a drama queen about the whole ordeal. However, even though I was young I was still able to retain solid memories of Texas, Missouri, Minnesota, and Florida. Bouncing back North and South has really helped me appreciate the differences across the country. Although I love Colorado, I would love to live in multiple states to continue experiencing the differences across America and maybe one day live across seas in another country.
Where I’m at: After finishing up several classes from the summer, I am happy to finally say that I will be graduating this upcoming Spring of 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in math. With being a senior, I’ve tried to mentally prepare myself for next year with making myself very busy with both school and work. I babysit a few times a week for the cutest four year old girl and engage in my creative side with play-doh sculpting. I also work as a personal assistant helping keep track of business expenses, rental properties, travel plans, and house hold duties. To bring out my more trendy side, I also am an Anthropologie sale’s associate. Being busy really helps me keep my life more structured. As much fun as I have with those three I do plan on pursuing a different career as an actuary. People always ask me what I plan on doing with a math degree when I graduate, thinking that I just wanted to get lost in numbers for fun. To everyone’s surprise, I actually do have a plan! I’m taking my first exam to be an actuary in January and my second one sometime in the spring. Wish me luck!
What I want: Since I am a senior, I am going to be applying for jobs just around the corner. I want to not only be able to portray myself as marketable and noteworthy to companies but I also want to be able to prove that marketability and noteworthiness in my writing for the company. As a math major, the large majority of my focused studies have not had any significant writing portion. By taking this class, I hope to improve my skills and make up for what has been lacking in solving integrals, proofs, differentials, and statistics.
Where to find me: If I’m not working, in class, or studying I can be found hanging around my friends hiking Mount Sanitas, painting water color pictures, reading a book, or knitting while watching Netflix (specifically Shameless). There is no chance of finding my roommates and I obnoxiously playing music and dancing with no skill through our living room window. Absolutely no chance, that never EVER happens (our favorite song currently is “Thief” by Ookay). However, if by chance I cannot be found doing one of those then I am most likely fifteen minutes away from Boulder, visiting my family and doing my laundry in Broomfield.