Having the right experience is really important but it is also important to show the interviewer that you have received the correct foundation from your education. Expand a little bit on your education by talking a bit about your relevant coursework and your grades.
"I have a Masters' Degree in Engineering with a focus on Application Engineering. During the course of my degree I found that my best grades were in mathematical modeling. I graduated top of my class and received many scholarships throughout my college career."