I am a scientist thanks to the effort many mentors made to put me on this path. Because of their influence, I am dedicated to scientific communication and fostering an inclusive academic community. As a member of the TTU math department, I'm excited to continue my enagement in service to the mathematical profession.

As part of a recent NSF grant, I supervised the development of the LEAPS Repository. This repository was developed over two years and includes supplemental material for TTU curriculum in College Algebra (Math 1320), Calculus I (Math 1451), Calculus II (Math 1452), and Calculus III (Math 2450). Please note that other pages on the website are under development through Summer 2024.

Since 2022, I have worked on TTU's Emmy Noether Day. As chair of the organizing committee, I created a collaborative "math-a-thon" to replace written exams during the event. Students competed in groups to solve hands-on problems and presented solutions on large posters (collage of student work). I also supervised MS students with interest in K-12 education, who developed workshops on mathematical biology for the event.

I am also interested in science communication. Since 2020, I have been a co-organizer of the Science Meets Pop Culture Series through TTU Libraries. I was one of the early presenters, on the topic Snap! The math behind why Thanos was wrong, and colleagues in the library wrote a chapter about our program in Integrating Pop Culture Into the Academic Library. I previously designed scientific outreach activities for use in museums.

Past broader service

  • Ran a Modelling Infectious Diseases Minicourse for the 2020 All Girls / All Math high school summer camp at University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
  • Engaged in mentoring through Científico Latino, Letters to a Pre-Scientist, the Society for Mathematical Biology, and MentorTech.
  • Designed a bumblebee management game for children at the University of Nebraska State Museum.
  • Sponsored undergraduate activites at University of Nebraska - Lincoln: AWM student chapter and mathematical modelling competitions (1, 2).
  • Developed a Zombie Outbreak classroom activity to share with middle school educators through the SciREN network and amended the activity for use at a Sonia Kovalevsky Day event (with R. Everett).
  • Founded undergraduate mentoring program Undergrads union Grads for students underrepresented in the math major at North Carolina State University.
  • Created several hands-on games for children, demonstrating mathematical principles behind my research, for outreach events at North Carolina State University.
  • Volunteered with community programs (neighbor 2 neighbor and Lighthouse) as an afterschool mathematics tutor.

Past professional service

  • Joined the SMB PDEE Advisory committee and the SIAM WCD organizing committee.
  • STEM Teaching Engagement and Pedagogy peer mentor through TTU's TLPDC.
  • Co-organized TTU collaborative workshop (one day) between mathematics, biological sciences, and natural resource management.
  • Organized the biomath seminar, using 25 minute presentations with 25 minutes for discussion, emphasizing graduate student involvement.
  • Co-organized research minisymposia: SMB 2023, AWM Research Symmposium 2022, JMM 2022, SMB 2021, JMM 2020
  • Organized minisymposium on equitable teaching and mentoring at Mathfest 2021.