Jetson Leder-Luis, class of 2014 is from Yonkers, New York and studying Applied Math.

He is an alumnus of the REACH Prep program and has worked as a motivational speaker for underprivileged youth and as the opening speaker for the 2010 REACH Prep Benefit Luncheon. He is a proud 4-time gold medalist on the National Latin Exam, and in 2010 he was named a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar by the College Board. In summer 2010 he completed a research project entitled “Mechanical Quality of Nanomechanical Membranes”, and he has just undertaken a new project, “Applied Statistics and Digit Analysis to Identify Fraud in Financial Data Sets”, to be completed in summer 2011. His interests include mathematical social sciences, choral singing and conducting, and social activism. The picture is Jetson in the Kimble Lab, where he worked during Caltech’s Freshman Summer Research Institute in summer 2010.

“The Stamps Scholarship furthers my experience at Caltech by connecting me to a truly incredible group of students around the country and by eliminating the burden of financing my undergrad education, allowing me to focus on research opportunities and my career as an academic.”