A guest blog from Professor Mac Lippert about an alumna, Melissa (Meyer) Perry. Melissa graduated in 2001 with degrees in Biology and Elementary Education. At Saint Mike’s, she performed undergraduate research during the summer of 2000 under the direction of Mac Lippert, and was funded by the Dan Bean Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Since graduating Melissa taught middle school at Chester Academy in NH for 5 years. For two of the five years, she taught both math and science, and focused exclusively on math for the remaining three years. Melissa then taught math at Sanborn Regional High School for 3 years. This summer Melissa completed a Masters of Education, focusing on Technology in Education, at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Currently she is home with her kids, including a new baby. Melissa plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Math Education and is currently in the application process. Below is a picture of Melissa, her husband, SMC 2000 Computer Science graduate, Patrick Perry, and their children.