"Hi, I'm Veronica! I'm a first year PhD student in the Computational Media department at UC Santa Cruz. I received my undergraduate degree in computer science and math at Harvey Mudd College, and am extremely passionate about both fields. My love for math began as early as middle school, where I taught myself geometry, algebra II and precalculus. When I began college I did not think I would be a computer science major. However, my professor in my first computer science class was so encouraging an"