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90 Seconds with Dr. Herabat
Jerry Huang '23 Staff Writer
January 30, 2020

What’s the most embarrassing thing that happened to you in class? 

I forgot my computer.

Is there a reason why you don’t go by Dr. Herabat?

I don’t have a particular reason: some people call me Dr. Herabat and some call me Ms. Herabat and that’s fine.

Did you teach in Thailand? 

I did, I taught undergraduate and graduate school.

What’s your favorite type of math?

My background is in engineering, so it’s less pure mathematics and more applied mathematics in relation to engineering, so I like that. 

How many PhD’s do you have? And what fields?

One. Civil Engineering.

What would your superpower be? 

Time Travel. 

If you were a fish would you rather live in a tank that was tall or a tank that was wide?

Maybe wide?

If you could be any math formula you wanted, which one would you be?

ex because I think it’s like a very friendly and very powerful and very nice function. 

If you had the ability to time travel, would you rather be able to travel to the future or travel into the past?

More towards the past. Because I want to see how people invented things in the past and created what we have today. And I think the future is something we all explore and is about to happen.

What was your favorite toy  when you were younger?

Rubik’s Cube

Can you tell me about your engineering background?

I use to work on a lot of projects to maintain roadwork and bridges.

What is something that students do that annoys you?

When they don’t put effort into their homework.