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Author Archives: Allison Henrich
One of the most important topics to me in academia and industry is that of gender discrimination. To discuss this problem in the abstract is one thing, however, to actually live through it and have personal experience is quite another. … Continue reading
Throughout my seven years as a math grad student, there was a constant struggle for attention between “what I was supposed to be working on” and “what my heart was into.” This theme played out in different ways over those seven … Continue reading
It has taken me a long, long time to recognize my own story as one of resilience and to recognize my own experiences as a struggle. It is still at times difficult for me to fully embrace it. One core … Continue reading
Thirty years ago, I expected to die from alcoholism. Suicidal ideation gave way to a complacency that I would just drink myself to death. Mired in hopelessness, I went through the motions of life, pretending to teach, pretending to do … Continue reading
In one way or another, mathematics has been a partner in my life for as long as I can remember. Sometimes as a progenitor of crisis. At others, as a savior. And even as a fixed point when all else … Continue reading