Lyubov Kapko ’18
Albright Fellow 2018

Lyubov Kapko
Lyubov is a senior majoring in Mathematics and Russian Language & Literature.

She combines her knowledge of Russian and interest in mathematical modeling in her investigation of the stabilizing role of cannibalism in Lake Baikal’s pelagic food web. In the spring of 2017, Lyubov worked as a software engineering co-op at the catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide. She saw firsthand how mathematical models can assist companies and governments in understanding their exposure in the event of a natural catastrophe. On campus, Lyubov organizes events and manages social media presence as an administrative assistant for the Russian Department and student ambassador for the Humanities at Wellesley. Lyubov’s goal upon graduation is to work with companies to provide mathematical tools that will allow for governments and organizations to better adapt and minimize the devastation from global climate change.