Author Archives: Emille

A Message From a Black Mother

I am a Black mother of two Black children. My husband and I are gainfully employed, myself at a reputable university and he at one of the largest technology companies in the world. According to the New York Times, I … Continue reading

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The Kids Are Not Alright Either

  By Courtney Thatcher This morning, I asked my two year old if he would like to go to “circle time,” now offered virtually by his Montessori. He ran in circles saying “yes, yes, yes” until we began walking over … Continue reading

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A Mathematically Gifted and Black Mama

Each year in celebration of Black History Month, the website Mathematically Gifted and Black features a daily profile of an outstanding Black mathematician.  Although each profile is noteworthy (please check out some of their past honorees), today we work in … Continue reading

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Post JMM Wrap-Up

As I write this, it’s been nearly a week since the conclusion of the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Denver. Over the past week, I have been decompressing (well, as much as one can decompress when classes started two days after … Continue reading

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We may be mathematicians, but first and foremost, we’re humans.

By Allison Henrich Mathematicians are often portrayed as socially awkward, unempathetic creatures. This was not my experience of the mathematicians I met at the PIC MATH Data Analytics workshop in Provo, UT in the Spring of 2017. You see, at … Continue reading

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The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Noticed in Your New Job

By Karoline Pershell My career path has spanned academia, government, nonprofits and industry, and in early December 2017 I was coming full circle: I was preparing to start with the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) where I would be … Continue reading

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It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under…

This essay by Christina Eubanks-Turner is featured in the book Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey. One piece of advice I would give my younger self is to tell her that she WILL accomplish everything she puts … Continue reading

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No, not yet

By Carrie Diaz Eaton No. No, not yet. No, not yet, not now. Wait a few years, When you are wiser When you have more experience When you know better When you understand how it works.   Why? Why do … Continue reading

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Embracing the Support of My Colleagues

By Jeanette Mokry Halfway through my sixth year on the tenure track and a few weeks before my materials for tenure were due, I received news far better than earning the tenure I had been working towards. I was pregnant! … Continue reading

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Visible Motherhood

Our first contributor is Math Mama Yvonne Lai. Yvonne is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is the mother of 1 year old, Vivian.    I pump and breastfeed in public. It is one small … Continue reading

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