Alumna Testimonial


Odyssey School provided me with a safe haven to learn, grow, and productively handle the scary high school years between 15 and 18. Today, I am a junior at UNC-Asheville studying mathematics and economics with a 4.0 GPA. I have my eyes set on graduate school at MIT to study pure mathematics. My goal is to be a professor of math at a research university where I can foster the same enthusiasm in students that my teachers (at Odyssey School and beyond) fostered in me. In addition, I work as a Research Assistant in the Economics Department at UNC-Asheville, where the research I am doing will be published in a nationally accredited research journal. I will also be presenting at the national undergraduate research symposium, NCUR, in the spring of 2016.

In addition to my academic achievements, last summer I was lucky enough to backpack through Europe with a fellow Odyssey School alumnus. If it wasn’t for Odyssey School, I would not have such a deep appreciation and love for not only academics, but also travel, physical health, emotional well-being, and spiritual growth. At Odyssey School, I made life-long friends, life-long goals, and life-long values that define who I am today.
Emily Diaz-Loar, ’13

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