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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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Christina Graf

Christina Graf

I finally felt like being „home“, I could use all the fancy math skills I learned and I could actually utilize them for real-world problems…
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Miren Zubeldia Plazaola

Miren Zubeldia Plazaola

For me, Yoga and Math are very related. Both try to answer the existential questions of life, each discipline from its own point of view…
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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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