STORIES.

Claudia Garetto

Claudia Garetto

It has been extremely important for me to see women do the job I am doing now. Unfortunately [it is] still common to have almost no women professors in many maths departments…
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Shanti Venetiaan

Shanti Venetiaan

One of the main difficulties we are facing is the lack of expertise: I am the only person with a PhD in mathematics in the country…
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Evi Papadaki

Evi Papadaki

For me mathematics [..] was a process of discovery inside and outside of the classroom and I wanted to study if there was a way to spark the curiosity of my students beyond the boundaries of a curriculum or programme of study…
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Rachel Thomas

Rachel Thomas

A new community spirit seems to be rising in many mathematics departments, heavily influenced by the experience and hard work of the female researchers already there…
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Laura Venieri

Laura Venieri

The years of PhD were both the most rewarding and challenging in my life so far: there were moments of discomfort when I thought I was not good enough for it and not as brilliant as the other researchers, and moments of deep satisfaction when I realised that I could instead contribute to maths…
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Federica Semeraro

Federica Semeraro

The aspect that caught my attention was that you could develop the software, test it on the specific machine it is designed for during the commissioning phase in the factory, and then travel to the customers’ company for installation, thus being part of the entire development and installation process…
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Constanza Rojas-Molina

Constanza Rojas-Molina

Academia is tough, it’s elitist, it’s traditionalist, it’s conservative, it’s a lonely place and can lead to a lot of frustration when one does not entirely fit…
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Karem Guzmán Elgueta

Karem Guzmán Elgueta

I decided to go back to university to pursue a Master’s degree in statistics! I was fascinated by the subjects associated with models and their theories, so today I am a lover of statistics…
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Sanchita Chakraborty

Sanchita Chakraborty

The world had long moved away from the old man in the candle-lit room, but the representation of women in the field was grossly underdeveloped. I had role-models such as Katherine Johnson to look up to, but she remained merely a model, not an individual I could tangibly connect to…
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Elena Tartaglia

Elena Tartaglia

I love that even after this career change, I can still use my mathematical thinking to break problems down into their essential ingredients and solve them step by step…
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Marina Murillo

Marina Murillo

Now, at 33, I am happy to have the opportunity to do what I love, to teach and research, while enjoying a decent salary and the desired stability…
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Dr Ems Lord

Dr Ems Lord

Today, my love of maths means that I get to work in one of the world’s finest maths departments at the University of Cambridge, helping to support school teachers to inspire future mathematicians and researching ways to increase diversity in my chosen subject as the Director of NRICH – a project which had inspired my classroom teaching…
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Maha Kaouri

Maha Kaouri

The advice that I would give to a woman who is looking to pursue a career in mathematics is to persevere…
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F. Ayça Çetinkaya

F. Ayça Çetinkaya

I feel like I’ve got more to offer as a mathematician and I am really passionate about learning more…
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Angela Tabiri

Angela Tabiri

It is important to be intentional about creating opportunities for women in mathematics…
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Pamela  Estephania Harris

Pamela Estephania Harris

I even dropped out of my calculus class just so that I could have more time to do art. I do not regret that choice, even though going a year without math courses hurt my mathematical skills…
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Carolin Dirks

Carolin Dirks

I have learned two very important lessons: First, that there are thousands of opportunities in very different branches of industry and academia a mathematician can take, and second, that having an inspiring and exciting job and working for an insurance is not a contradiction…
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Sofía López Ordóñez

Sofía López Ordóñez

Like a visco-plastic fluid, sometimes I have moved like a solid, slowly and without any change in my progress and, sometimes, one just flows like a liquid in a stream of exquisite results…
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Maylin Wartenberg

Maylin Wartenberg

As a young mother I wanted to start part time, but as a woman holding a doctorate in mathematics that was not as easy to get as I hoped…
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Thi Mui Pham

Thi Mui Pham

Having lived in various countries, I always saw myself as a cultural hybrid – bridging the gap between different cultures and traditions. My PhD topic similarly connects two different but intersecting disciplines: I develop mathematical models to tackle the spread of infectious diseases…
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