Mychelle Parker
UC Santa Barbara
South Hall 6431M

Math Community Involvement:

While it is possible to do math alone, I strongly believe that math can be more enjoyable when it is a group activity. In order to do this we should strive to make eveyone feel welcome and wanted. Some ways that I have worked towards building a math community are listed below

Directed Reading Prgram (DRP)

The Directed Reading Program (DRP) is a one-on-one mathematics mentoring program in which graduate students or junior faculty members mentor undergrads in reading and research projects.

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)

The Association for Women in Math (AWM) is club at UC Santa Barbara dedicated to mentoring and encouraging women and gender minorities in math and statistics. We are a local chapter of the larger association.

Womxn in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

Womxn in Science & Engineering (WiSE) is a graduate student led, non-profit UCSB campus organization that supports women and other gender minorities in their STEM related academic and career journeys.

Math Circles

In 2021 I worked with Professor Maria Isabel Bueno Cachadina and a few other grauate students to create a math circle for incoming undergrauate math majors in the College of Creative Studies.


I have been involved in the following panels:

"String Theory Seminar"

During the 2023-2024 school year I have organzed a "string theory seminar" for the grad students in our department. It's not actually a seminar and there is no theory involved - but there is a large amount of string! This is a weekly meeting where those interested in string based fiber arts (crocheting, knitting, embroidering, etc.) can work on math related projects. Alternatively we sometimes work on non-math projects while talking about math. You can view a photo of the hyperbolic space I crocheted above.

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