Me + my family!

 

In 1992, I received a B.A. in Honors Mathematics from The University of Michigan; In 1998, I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin under the direction of Georgia Benkart. Since then, I have been happily working here at Swarthmore College. I've wanted to teach math since I was ten years old (cheesy--but true--story)! I completed a minor in math education at the University of Wisconsin, and I support reform at all levels of the educational system (kindergarten through graduate school). As a professor, I work to break down the myths that make people believe they are not "cut out" for mathematics, and I am involved in local and national efforts to foster the success of students underrepresented in the sciences.