All of my classes at Concordia have pushed me to get outside of my comfort zone and think outside the box.
Camry Moore initially came to Concordia for the community. “I chose Concordia because I was recruited to play softball and the coaching staff and players seemed so welcoming.” Since starting at Concordia, Camry chose to major in math. “Math brings a simultaneous challenge and simplicity that I really enjoy. I’m a very black and white person and I love that math is the same way.”
Camry soon found another passion that aligned with her love of math. “My father is a county sheriff back home, so I’ve always been interested in law enforcement and criminal justice. A few years back, I was able to sit in on a murder trial in my hometown county. In that trial, there was someone who testified about using the pings from the killer’s phone off of different cell towers to map out the path he took. When he was talking about this, he was using mathematical terms that I used and understood. It made me so excited!”
A few years later, Camry was able to get an internship where she used both her talent for math and interest in Criminal Justice. “My dad was working pretty closely with the FBI for a case in our county, and they found out I was interested in criminal justice and suggested that I apply for their internship program. As an intern, I was able to work on smaller and larger cases dealing with computer crimes. I got to showcase my skills while interning, while learning a lot about what opportunities are out there for me in the criminal justice field.”
This interest in Criminal Justice has forced Camry to think outside the box. “Compared to math, there are more gray areas in Criminal Justice. Within the field, there are times when there are no right or wrong answers, simply one’s opinion or judgement. That has been a bit of an adjustment, but my classes at Concordia have helped me to think outside of the box and get out of my comfort zone. I’m not exactly sure what I’ll do after graduation, but I know that Concordia has given me the tools to work through hard situations and not give up.”