Mathcamp 2013 Staff
The summer staff at camp is made up of Faculty, Mentors, Junior Counselors ("JCs"), and the Camp Nurse. In addition, we have Visiting Speakers each week who give guest lectures and courses.
Faculty at Mathcamp are professors (and professionals) in mathematics and related fields; they teach classes at camp, supervise projects, and, along with Mentors, serve as academic advisors, helping students choose their classes and work towards their mathematical goals for camp.
Mentors are graduate students in mathematics and computer science; like faculty, they advise students, teach classes, and supervise projects, picking the course topics freely from among their favorite kinds of math.
JCs, all of them camp alumni, are undergraduates who run the non-academic side of camp (from field trips to first aid to frisbee games). Mentors and JCs live in the dorms with students, and each student is assigned a Mentor or JC as their residential advisor: RAs live on the same hall as their advisees and look out for them on a day-to-day basis.
Like campers, the staff often return year after year to Mathcamp!
The 2013 Faculty:
- Alfonso Gracia-Saz is an Senior Instructor at the University of Victoria.
His mathematical interests include Math education, Lie groupoids and Lie algebroids, and "algebraic differential geometry."
Ari Nieh is a freelance musician, teacher, and tutor. His mathematical interests include Knot Theory and Topological Quantum Field Theory.
David Savitt (Mathcamp Deputy Director) is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. His mathematical interests include Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry. Visit Dave's website.
Marisa Debowsky is the Program Director of Mathcamp (and Mathcamp's only year-round employee). Her mathematical interests include Topological Graph Theory and Combinatorics.
Mark Krusemeyer is a Professor at Carleton College. His mathematical interests include Abstract Algebra, Combinatorics, Number Theory, and Problem Solving.
Mira Bernstein is the Executive Director of Mathcamp. Most recently, she was the Project Manager of the Oregon Health Study the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her mathematical interests include Algebraic Geometry, Mathematical Biology, and Information Theory.
Nina White is a postdoc at the University of Michigan. Her mathematical interests include Geometric Group Theory, Hyperbolic 3-manifolds, and Math Education. Visit Nina's website..
- Aaron Fenyes, grad student at the University of Texas at Austin
- Adam Hesterberg, grad student at MIT
- Alex Leaf, grad student at the University of Michigan
- Asilata Bapat, grad student at the University of Chicago
- Eric Wofsey, grad student at Harvard
- Kevin Carde, grad student at the University of Michigan
- Matt Wright, grad student at the University of Chicago
- Nic Ford, grad student at the University of Michigan
- Ruthi Hortsch, grad student at MIT
- Susan Durst, grad student at Rutgers
- Tim Black, grad student at the University of Chicago
- Zach Abel, grad student at MIT
- David Hemminger, sophomore at Duke
- Jeff Hicks, senior at UCLA
- Kristin Cordwell, senior at Princeton
- Mia Smith, freshman at Williams
- Sachi Hashimoto, junior at the University of Chicago
- Sonya Levitova, sophomore at Yale
- YQ Lu, freshman at MIT
- Yuval Wigderson, freshman at Princeton