Mass speculation and angst during the years of the Great Recession (2007-2013) shaped the academic future of Jared Grogan. An economics major at the UAH College of Business, he arrived at UAH as an undeclared major student. It didn’t take long for Grogan to declare mathematics as a major area of study. "I always enjoyed math, and I've noticed data science has become more prevalent in recent years. My desire is to specialize in the data science I conduct."