# Holly Zolt

Doctoral Instructional Assistant
Office: Derrick Hall 208 Email: hmz10@txstate.edu Phone: 512.245.4740 |

I began my college career at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. There I earned both my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Master of Science in Mathematics. During my masters program I served as a calculus TA during my first year and instructor of record during my second year.

When it comes to math, my favorite math is abstract algebra. I wrote my thesis in Gorenstein Homological Algebra, but I love the subject in general. I also enjoy calculus. Outside the realm of mathematics, I thoroughly enjoy studying Spanish and linguistics. I find the study of language incredibly intriguing and similar to math in the fact that often times it explains the reason as to why things are the way that they are.

There are so many reasons that I enjoy math, but I will stick to two reasons. The first reason I enjoy math is that it always provides room for growth. I believe that a person should never stop learning, and math provides that opportunity for me. There is always a challenging problem to revisit, a new problem to look at, or another area to explore. Second, I love the logic of it. Math is like working out but for your brain. It keeps your brain sharp and helps develop critical thinking skills that can be applied in all aspects of life.