Adriana Salerno, assistant professor at Bates College, is the blog’s main contributor. She is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, and received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Her research interests are number theory and arithmetic geometry and she is also interested in communicating mathematics to the general public. In the summer of 2007, while working on her degree, Adriana was the AMS-AAAS Mass Media Fellow. She worked at Voice of America for ten weeks under the sponsorship of the AMS and filed several stories about mathematics. Adriana continues to write summaries of mathematics covered in the media for Math Digest.