Hugh Roberts Geller

Who are Hugh?

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Before starting my career in mathematics, I was a collegiate track and cross country runner at Goucher College, which I attended on a fine and performing arts scholarship for dance. Originally, I wanted to move out to Los Angeles, CA after graduating to pursue a career in dance and acting. In order to have a degree I felt comfortable falling back on, I picked up a maths major and graduated magna cum laude in May 2014 with a BA in Mathematics and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Part of the draw of Goucher was the study abroad requirement. Through Goucher, I was able to spend my junior year studying maths at the University of Oxford. My experience at Oxford convinced me to change my career path from the performing arts to mathematics. This eventually landed me at Clemson University where I am mentored by Dr. Sean Sather-Wagstaff and Dr. Jim Brown (now at Occidental College). I anticipate finishing my doctorate under Dr. Sather-Wagstaff in May of 2020 and completed my master’s under Dr. Brown in December 2016. I owe both mentors an enormous debt of gratitude for their patience and guidance.

When I can, I like to sneak in long runs to keep up with competitive running. I also try to find time each year to go out backpacking with my dad.

Upcoming Races:

Park City Trail Series 15K, Park City, UT (my first race at elevation).

Park City Trail Series 15K, Park City, UT (my first race at elevation).

Recent Races:

My dad and I have hiked all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4000 ft mountains together

My dad and I have hiked all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4000 ft mountains together