Author Archives: Emille

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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The Road to Success

    I am Emille. You, Reader, probably do not know me. The relevant information for now is that I am a Black woman (yes, this is always relevant) in my very late 30s. I earned a PhD in mathematics … Continue reading

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Welcome to Math Mamas Blog

Welcome to the first post of our new blog “Math Mamas”!  We, the editors, were hoping to create a space where we can share our experiences, learn from each other, and discuss how our identity as women underrepresented in mathematics … Continue reading

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