
Steven Collazos 
(CM)² Graduate Student (20122013) 

I was born in Smithtown, New York, but I grew up in Armenia, which is a small
city located in the department of El Quindio in Colombia. While there, I
developed an attraction for science, music and, in general, learning about my
surroundings. I spent my last two years of school over there exploring the
basic sciences and playing lots of chess. (I had the aspiration of winning the
annual departmentalwide high school chess competition, but wound up in the
third position in my last year. I sure loved the game, and I still do!)
Then I came back to New York to attend college. I was going to study music, but
I thought that mathematics would be easier, so I stuck to that as my path at
first later on I discovered that I liked it a lot more, too. I earned a B.S.
in mathematics from Binghamton University in August 2011 and decided to come to
SF State to learn more math.
I plan on getting a PhD in pure mathematics and becoming a university
professor. My mathematical interests are combinatorics, algebra and topology.
Aside from mathematics, I enjoy soccer, chess, instrumental music, playing the
piano, reading, writing and learning about science.