“When I was 8, I thought I knew all the math I would ever need. Then I met Mrs. Gomez. She taught me that there is more math in the world than I would ever learn. She lit a fire of curiosity in me and inspired me to keep learning. If I had a younger sibling, I’d tell them that in the moments where you feel inadequate, those are the moments when you grow and learn. So don’t be afraid of feeling inadequate, because the feeling passes. Embrace the opportunity to learn and grow.” Victoria (Pio Pico – Mendez – St. Paul’s – Yale, class of 2019)