Category Archives: Mathematics in Society

Microaggressions in the Workplace

When I was younger, I used to get this feeling sometimes that I couldn’t describe. It was like a combination of irritation, anxiety, and anger but at that age, my vocabulary was quite limited. So, I decided to call it … Continue reading

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Making a Difference… One Math Department at a Time

There have been countless times that I have wondered to myself how I got here. By here, I mean: a first-generation woman of color navigating her way through a doctoral program in mathematics. As I reflect on my personal and … Continue reading

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A Letter to the Professors

Dear professors,  First, let me start by thanking each professor for all of the hard work they’ve put in guiding students throughout our academic careers. Thank you for spending countless hours writing our shining letters of recommendation, giving us your … Continue reading

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Mid Semester Reflection – The Midterm Struggle is Real

Midterm season: two words that send a chill down any student’s spine. I have survived this Fall 2021 midterm season; however, I cannot say the same for my grades or mental health. The number of tears I have shed in … Continue reading

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Revisiting Retention of Underrepresented Students

Since the magnification of the Black Lives Matter movement in June 2020, there has been a surge in the production of diversity statements across all academic disciplines. Amongst these disciplines have been mathematics departments, which have historically been dominated by straight white cis … Continue reading

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