Martin “Marty” Parks

Major: Math and Statistic Major
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.

“The Florida Opportunity Scholars Program has allowed me to freely explore majors and career options. I’ve been able to find my true passions, music and math, and have used them to help other students as a tutor at the on-campus teaching center.  I’ll leave UF with a job, and the knowledge that I assisted my peers."

After graduation, Parks worked as a technical consultant at EPIC, a healthcare software company, in Madison, WI. He is now back in Florida, pursuing his true passion of teaching. He works for a private educational company tutoring all levels of math, physics and computer science to middle school, high school, and college students. In fall 2012, he will return to graduate school and study electrical engineering.