Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (1000 character maximum).
Ironically, teamwork was the last thing I expected when I joined the math team. My experiences from middle school led me to believe that math was an individual activity, loosely using the term "team" to combine points at the end. As a freshman, the towering figures of senior members intimidated me at the first meeting but it wasn't long until I realized that such terror was nothing but a misconception. The upperclassmen accepted everyone with open arms into a culture that spoke a common language of mathematics. Two years later as the newly appointed captain, this experience as a freshman was exactly what I wanted to continue. In response to a shortage of members, I consulted with division coordinators to gather interest from underclassmen. I developed workshops that were interactive and centered on peer teaching. Such encounters have shown me that there is much more to team management than simple arithmetic, a function with many variables that may not be solvable with just mathematics.
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