Recent Alumnae in Graduate School

Lauren Heller

Graduated from Wellesley: 2017

Current institution: UC Berkeley

Topics of interest:

Expected graduation date: 2022

Bridget Schreiner

Graduated from Wellesley: 2017

Current institution: Notre Dame University

Topics of interest:  Topology

Expected graduation date: 2022

Alexi Block-Gorman

Graduated from Wellesley: 2016

Current institution: University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana

Topics of interest:

Expected graduation date: 2021

Phyllis Ju

Graduated from Wellesley: 2016

Current institution: Harvard University

Topics of interest: Statistics

Expected graduation date: 2021

 

Simona Boyadzhiyska

Graduated from Wellesley: 2016

Current institution: Berlin Mathematical School

Topics of interest:

Expected graduation date: 2021

Farrah Yhee

Graduated from Wellesley: 2014

Current institution: University of Michigan

Topics of interest:

Expected graduation date: 2020

Ana Smaranda Sandu

Graduated from Wellesley: 2014

Current institution: Cornell University

Topics of interest:

Expected graduation date: 2020

Abigail Raz

Graduated from Wellesley: 2014

Current institution: Rutgers University

Topics of interest:

Expected graduation date: 2020

Elizabeth Ferme

Graduated from Wellesley: 2012

Current institution: University of California, Berkeley

Topics of interest:

Expected graduation date: 2020

Melinda Lanius

Graduated from Wellesley: 2012

Current institution: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Topics of interest: Geometry, topology, analytic number theory

Expected graduation date: 2017

 

Cornelia Mihaila

Graduated from Wellesley: 2012

Current institution: University of Texas, Austin

Topics of interest: Geometric measure theory

Expected graduation date: 2017

Anthea Cheung

Graduated from Wellesley: 2012

Current institution: Boston University

Topics of interest: Number theory

Expected graduation date: 2018

Amanda Curtis

Graduated from Wellesley: 2011

Current institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Topics of interest: Planar and quantum algebras

Expected graduation date: 2017

Sue He

Graduated from Wellesley: 2010

Current institution: University of Virginia

Topics of interest: Automorphism groups of the free group

Thesis advisors: Mikhail Ershov, Andrei Rapinchuk

Expected graduation date: 2016

 

Caitlin Leverson

Graduated from Wellesley: 2010

Current institution: Duke University

Topics of interest: Contact topology, knot homologies

Thesis advisor: Lenny Ng

Expected graduation date: 2016

Voula Collins

Graduated from Wellesley: 2009

Current institution: Cornell University

Topics of interest: Combinatorial representation theory, algebraic geometry

Thesis advisor: Allen Knutson

Expected graduation date: 2016

 

Bianca Thompson, Ph.D.

Graduated from Wellesley: 2009

Graduate institution: University of Hawaii, Manoa

Topics of interest: Number theory, arithmetic dynamics

Thesis title: Exceptional points in arithmetic dynamics

Thesis advisor: Michelle Manes

Ph.D. graduation date: 2015

Current employer: Smith College

 

Katherine Kinnaird, Ph.D.

Graduated from Wellesley: 2008

Current institution: Dartmouth College

Topics of interest: Network theory, machine learning

Thesis title: Aligned hierarchies for sequential data

Thesis Advisor: Scott Pauls

Ph.D. graduation date: 2014

Current employer: Macalester College

Beth Romano

Graduated from Wellesley: 2008

Current institution: Boston College

Topics of interest: Reductive groups, local Langlands correspondence

Expected graduation date: 2016

Thesis advisor: Mark Reeder

Jennifer Koonz, Ph.D.

Graduated from Wellesley: 2007

Ph.D. institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Topics of interest: Schubert varieties

Thesis title: Properties of singular Schubert varieties

Thesis advisor: Eric Sommers

Ph.D. graduation date: 2013

Current employer: Intersystems, Boston

Aviva Halani, Ph.D.

Graduated from Wellesley: 2007

Ph.D. institution: Arizona State University

Topics of interest: Combinatorics, graph theory

Thesis title: Students' Ways of Thinking about Combinatorics Solution Sets

Thesis advisor: Kyeong Hah Roh

Ph.D. graduation date: 2013

Current employer: Phillips Exeter Academy

 

Karin (Steece) Saoub, Ph.D.

Graduated from Wellesley: 2004

Ph.D. institution: Arizona State University

Topics of interest: Combinatorics, graph theory

Thesis title: Online and first-fit coloring of bounded tolerance graphs

Thesis advisor: Henry Kierstead

Ph.D. graduation date: 2009

Current employer: Roanoke College

 

Megan Heenahan, Ph.D.

Graduated from Wellesley: 2003

Ph.D. institution: Wesleyan University

Topics of interest: Graph theory

Thesis title: Chromatic number and immersions of complete graphs

Thesis advisor: Karen Collins

Ph.D. graduation date: 2013

Current employer: Eastern Connecticut State University

 

Hester Graves, Ph.D.

Graduated from Wellesley: 2002

Ph.D. institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Topics of interest: Euclidean domains

Thesis title: On Euclidean ideal classes

Thesis advisor: Nicholas Ramsey

Ph.D. graduation date: 2009

 

Molly Fenn, Ph.D.

Graduated from Wellesley: 2000

Ph.D. institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Topics of interest: Social choice theory

Thesis title: Generating equivalence classes of B-stable ideals

Thesis advisor: Eric Sommers

Ph.D. graduation date: 2006

Current employer: North Carolina State University

 

Sonja Mitchell Gallagher, Ph.D.

Graduated from Wellesley: 1999

Ph.D. institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Topics of interest: Group theory

Thesis title: A Type B version of Thompson's Group F

Thesis advisor: John McCammond

Ph.D. graduation date: 2013

Current employer: Santa Barbara City College