About the Bloggers

Adriana Salerno

Adriana Salerno

Adriana Salerno, associate professor at Bates College, is the blog’s editor. She earned her undergraduate degree in her home country of Venezuela at the Universidad Simon Bolivar, then went on to earn her PhD at the University of Texas. Adriana was the AMS-AAAS Mass Media Fellow in the summer of 2007; as such, she wrote articles for the Voice of America. Adriana was also the creator and a writer for the PhD + epsilon blog, about the experiences and challenges of an early-career mathematician. Adriana’s main research area is Number Theory, in particular the intersections of number theory with geometry, physics, and cryptography. She is also very interested in the communication and teaching of mathematics to create a more inclusive and diverse STEM workforce. She is an alum of the Linton-Poodry SACNAS Summer Leadership Institute, and is committed to increasing the representation of minorities and women in the mathematical sciences. Adriana recently served as Visiting Mathematician at the Mathematical Association of America’s headquarters in D.C., from September to December 2016.


Beth Malmskog

Beth Malmskog

Beth Malmskog is an assistant professor at Villanova University. Her research interests are in number theory, combinatorics, and arithmetic geometry, and applications to cryptography and coding theory. Beth is originally from Wyoming, and received her PhD in 2011 from Colorado State University. She also writes for PhD + epsilon, an AMS blog about early career issues.

 


Anna Haensch

Anna Haensch

Anna Haensch, is an assistant professor at Duquesne University. She was born in Germany, grew up in Vermont, and received her PhD from Wesleyan University in May 2013. In the summer after completing her degree, she received the AMS-AAAS Mass Media Fellowship. As a fellow, she spent 10 weeks on the science desk at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. where she worked on the math angle of health and science stories for the radio and NPR online. Anna is an editor of the AMS Blog on Math Blogs. Her research is in number theory, specializing in representation problems for quadratic forms.


Kelsey Houston Edwards

Kelsey Houston Edwards

Kelsey Houston Edwards is a San Diego native who abandoned the sunshine to study mathematics and philosophy at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Now she’s a doctoral candidate in math at Cornell University, studying probability theory. She was a 2016 AAAS-AMS Mass Media Fellow at NOVA Next, and is currently the host of PBS Infinite Series, a new weekly YouTube show exploring the puzzling world of mathematics. Follow @PBSInfinite on Twitter.


Karen Saxe

Karen Saxe

Beginning January 1, 2017, Karen Saxe is Director of the Washington Office of the AMS which works to connect the mathematics community with Washington decision-makers who impact science funding. Karen is DeWitt Wallace Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Over many years she has contributed much time to the AMS, MAA, and AWM, including service as vice president of the MAA and in policy and advocacy work with all three. She was the 2013-2014 AMS-AAAS Science & Technology Policy Congressional Fellow, working for Senator Al Franken on education issues, with focus on higher education and STEM education.