STORIES.

Natasha Karp

Natasha Karp

I was flying high and had 12 publications but then my first son was born and he was very poorly and I had to prioritise the family…
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María Eugenia Cejas

María Eugenia Cejas

“I started to feel in crisis with my career (..). Now I am working in the fashion industry while at the same time I do research and teaching.” ..
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Paola Console

Paola Console

What I really love about my current job is that this it is based on applying math to the real world, but it is also really focused on relationships…
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Clara Stegehuis

Clara Stegehuis

In high school I never knew that there was so much more to mathematics than quadratic equations, so I like to share that with as many people as possible!..
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Marianne Freiberger

Marianne Freiberger

I love my job because it allows me to do what research didn’t: to learn a lot about all sorts of topics but without having to dig too deeply into the technical details…
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Gabriela Capo Rangel

Gabriela Capo Rangel

The academic path is extremely hard to follow. So far every few years, I have been changing between jobs, countries, friends and languages. Many times I dream about family life, stability and job security. ..
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Candice Price

Candice Price

Looking at those celebrated in mathematics, I didn’t see someone that looked like me. I assumed that meant that no matter how much I loved math, it did not love me back…
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Evelyn Cueva

Evelyn Cueva

I always had a particular interest in photography, but discovering the physical and mathematical models behind acquisition, reconstruction, and post-processing was something I did not want to stop learning about…
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Ellese Cotterill

Ellese Cotterill

I also realised that I was more interested in working on challenging and meaningful problems from a mathematical perspective, rather than their precise applications…
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Carolin Trouet

Carolin Trouet

I skipped my plan to obtain a PhD at my University. Instead, I searched for a job. This is how I started working in a very fascinating industry, the Airline IT, as a software engineer in the area of flight optimization…
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Jamie Prezioso

Jamie Prezioso

I had every intention of obtaining a Master’s degree in a few years and leaving the program for industry. Through coursework and research, I found I was truly passionate about math. And so, I obtained a PhD in Applied Mathematics…
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Dr Beate Ehrhardt

Dr Beate Ehrhardt

I love mathematics. I love learning. I love people. And I love science. But most of all I love when all of these four things come together…
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Hanne Kekkonen

Hanne Kekkonen

I’m happy if seeing a woman mathematician, who is excited about the subject, makes some little girl consider a science career as a real possibility…
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Masoumeh Dashti

Masoumeh Dashti

During and after my master’s degree I worked in two engineering companies in Iran and also did an internship in an oil company in Japan. […] I felt that I would prefer the greater freedom that a research job in academia could offer me. ..
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Patricia Egger

Patricia Egger

Although many people influenced and supported me throughout this process, I’m glad I never took anyone’s opinion more seriously than I did my own…
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Marilyn Gatica Briceño

Marilyn Gatica Briceño

My father’s neurologist told me: “we need mathematicians in this area”, and at this point, my journey began…
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Tamara Dancheva

Tamara Dancheva

Doing a Ph.D. is an arduous journey (or a labyrinth) that can be very exhausting and equally rewarding, the latter driving me forward…
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Lena Frerking

Lena Frerking

In the end, it did [work out], and I am more than happy that I took the risk to fail…
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Dr Camilla Schelpe

Dr Camilla Schelpe

I loved learning about cosmology, but when it came to research, I found the techniques for making progress weren’t very field specific – I was chipping away at the corners of the unknown without much day-to-day exposure to the bigger picture…
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