# Cheyenne Nicholson's winding path to gradation

December 10, 2019

“I want them to see that [mathematics] actually sharpens their brain's ability to solve problems, which can be applied in all areas of life,” said Nicholson, who will graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University's College of Humanities and Sciences this month with a bachelor’s of mathematical sciences. “I think that people are very predictable and that leads to why we live in such a data-driven society. If you can understand the data that you accumulate, then you can predict what's going to happen.”

Nicholson, a nontraditional student, business owner and self-described soccer mom, even uses a mathematician’s approach to the way she parents her son, Caleb, who is almost 8, to think through solutions to problems. Nicholson thinks using math in everyday life can lead to an ability to understand logic and reasoning.

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