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Activities and Service

Equity and Outreach:

I believe math should be for everyone, though historically that has not been the case.
I strive to use my work to  promote equity and social justice within STEM and academia through mentoring, service and outreach.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee | Applied Math at BrownU

Since January 2021 I have been part of DEI Committee in the Division of Applied Mathematics at Brown University.
As part of the "Raising Awareness" subcommittee I've been working on establishing continuity of educational and professional development initiatives within the division. I have also been working on financial preparedness resources for incoming doctoral students (especially on how to navigate the bureaucratic intricacies of out stipend and taxes - in particular as first generations or internationals students )

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Math Course Requirement Database

Starting in the Fall of 2021, I'm curating a database containing information about course requirement in theoretical and applied math PhD programs in the US and Canada. I started this project as part of student advocacy efforts to increase flexibility in my department's course requirements, but I think this data can be helpful for students in other institutions, as well as prospective students who want to make informed decisions about their studies.

The button on the right will take you to the database. If your institution is not there, and you'd like to contribute, you can do so through this form.

Math CoOp

The Math CoOp is an outreach organization comprised of students, postdocs and faculty at Brown University. We design fun and innovative  ways to present mathematics to all grade levels. I'm currently working on a presentation and animated video on mathematical roles of epidemics, the meaning of the basic reproduction number, and the role of network structure on outbreak size.

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Student Organizations

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics- BrownU Chapter

President  (2021 - 2022)

Vice President (2022 - 2023)

The Brown SIAM Student Chapter, is a group for students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and visitors interested in applied math. Our goal is to foster an active interdisciplinary STEM community at Brown, and we organize professional, academic, and social events for undergrad and graduate students.

Regular events include: information panels ( e.g. applying to grad school, post-docs, grants), the annual Brown Mathematical Contest for Modeling, LaTeX tutorials, social events.

I'm also also an organizer of the SIAM Graduate Student Seminar, a forum for graduate students in the Division of Applied Mathematics to share their current research (or just talk about some interesting math) in an informal and supportive environment, practice their math presentation skills, and receive feedback from peers.

Professional Societies

Beyond Math

  • I was born and raised in Rome, Italy.

  • I am passionate about environmentalism. I have been a vegetarian for over ten years. Since moving to Providence and gaining access to some outdoor space, I've been getting into native and pollinator friendly gardening. 

  • I have two very sweet and friendly cats - there are pictures of them hidden somewhere on this website ;) 

  • After passing my qualifying exams, I gotten back into reading for fun. I am prioritizing works by and about LGBTQ+ people and POC - my inbox is open for recommendations! 

A yellow wild flower (black eyed Susan) with a pollinator fly on it
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