Bahar Erar, doctoral candidate in Biostatistics

A Fruitful Journey

Bahar Erar, a fourth-year PhD candidate in Biostatistics, traces her love for numbers back to her childhood in Turkey. On Sundays she’d sit at home, poring over math problems arranged by her mother. Upon completion, Bahar reaped a sweet reward: a plate of her favorite snacks—cherries, bananas and apples. “We called them ‘fruit puzzles.’”