About me


Welcome to my e-Portfolio. I put this site together to try to give an overview of my professional activities.

Notice the links on teaching are to the left. Links about research are above.

That said, you may be interested in a little more information about who I am.

Some Quick Facts:

  • I currently am an Assistant Professor at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. Go Wildcats!
  • I was a senior lecturer at Texas A&M University. Because of the college rivalry, I tried not to mention where I graduated from. It turns out they do teach Aggies to hiss during new student orientation.
  • I won a University Distinguished Teaching Award from Texas A&M in Spring 2014. I was nominated for the award by my students. I am very honored by this.
  • My speciality is undergraduate research. I love working one on one with students on projects they are interested in.
  • I have a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.
  • I am a cyclist. While I’ve done some long rides, I’m most proud of the fact that I ride to work almost every day. I don’t own a parking pass, and I’m not about to buy one.
  • I love to read. Fiction is fun, and I consume a lot of that. My second love is books on psychology and leadership. I strongly recommend Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
  • I’ve always been a minority as a woman in mathematics. I would like to do a better job of advocating for all minorities. I learned a lot about the modern face of prejudice by reading Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. I strongly recommend it. I still have a lot to learn.

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About the cover images for this site:

  • The image all the people in it is the Texas A&M group at MathFest 2013. We had a great trip out there!
  • The image with water and all of the structures that look like \pi‘s is from the Fort Worth Water Garden. I inadvertently captured all of the \pi‘s. Someone else had to point that out to me; that just made me grin.
  • The final image of the mathematical calculations is a page of notes I made while teaching Honors Engineering Math 2.

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