Jordan Collignon graduated from CSU Monterey Bay with a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics with a pure mathematics concentration. He is in the Applied Mathematics Ph.D. program at UC Merced with Shilpa Khatri as his advisor. HIs current research interest is in mathematical biology, specifically how mathematical modeling can contribute to preventing the extinction of endangered species. Other than doing math, he is an avid photographer of landscapes, birds, and some unusual things that he encounters on a daily walk. He also took a class in disc golf last semester and can take advantage of the course at Fahren's park every now and then. He participated in two REUs over his undergraduate career, which helped solidify his research interest. More information about his journey through two summers of undergraduate research can be found at https://jcollig.wordpress.com.