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Hispanic Heritage Month

Carlos Jose Soto for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Carlos Jose Soto

Title: Visiting Assistant Research Professor of Statistics

Degrees: Ph.D., Biostatistics, Florida State University (2020); M.S., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2015); A.B., Mathematics, Ripon College (2011)


What motivates you to do science?

I find the elegance of scientific arguments to be what drives me. The objectiveness to much of the methodology is very appealing. 


What does Hispanic Heritage Month mean to you?

Hispanic Heritage Month means remembering to have pride in one's history. It means remembering the struggles my people and my family have had to endure, and knowing we can persevere. 


Anything else you would like to share?

Even though I grew up in inner-city Chicago, I never had a Hispanic mathematics/statistics professor. I'm proud that my students will never be able to say that.