Professional Service

The mathematics community has long been one of the most important in my life. I feel a deep responsibility in helping create an environment where diversity can thrive through inclusion and equity. By joining and contributing to the organizations below, I've met wonderful groups of people dedicated to make the mathematics a place where all can belong.

“Each person, human or no, is bound to every other in a reciprocal relationship. Just as all beings have a duty to me, I have a duty to them. If an animal gives its life to feed me, I am in turn bound to support its life. If I receive a stream’s gift of pure water, then I am responsible for returning a gift in kind. An integral part of a human’s education is to know those duties and how to perform them.”

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Throughout my career, I have been part of many wonderful initiatives to make mathematics a more inclusive place for all. It is both my duty and a gift to work with amazing mathematicians towards empowering others to bring their full selves to the mathematics community.

Lathisms.org’s, goal is to provide an accessible platform that features prominently the extent of the research and mentoring contributions of Latinxs and Hispanics in different areas of the Mathematical Sciences. Read more.

This summer, I co-facilitated the Mathematics Summer Workshop for Achieving Greater Graduate Educational Readiness (Math SWAGGER) program with an amazing team of fellow mathematicians Michael Young, Pamela Harris, Shelby Wilson, Alexander Diaz, and Luis Sordo-Viera. Read more.

The Illinois Graduate Student Chapter of the AWM seeks to further these goals by providing a community for women graduate students through our activities and to assist them in advancing in their careers through professional development opportunities.

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Volunteering

In recent years, I've become evermore aware that the challenges that humanity faces can only be solved through collective action and collaboration across fields. To that end, below you will find non-profit organizations that offer volunteer opportunities across the globe. Those listed here a some which align with my own values and have online/remote opportunities in a wide range of areas. Take a look!

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.

At Zero Waste Europe, we are leading a fast-growing movement of communities, local leaders, businesses, experts, influencers and other “change agents” working towards the same vision: eliminating waste in our society.

Solve for Good is a platform for social good organizations to post data projects they need help with, for volunteers to help scope those projects into well-defined problems, and to help solve those problems.

Amnesty Decoders is an innovative platform for volunteers around the world to use their computers or phones to help our researchers sift through pictures, information and documents.

The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers. Our goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical, otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications.

Foldit is a revolutionary crowdsourcing computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. This page describes the science behind Foldit and how your playing can help.

Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) is a nonprofit organization composed of scientists, professionals, students and citizens committed to the advancement of science in Puerto Rico and with promoting science communication, science education, and scientific careers.

With chapters in the UK, Singapore, India, and parts of the US, Data Kind has an application process for data scientists to be paired with non-profit projects that could benefit from your expertise.