Media

In 2013, I was the AAAS Mass Media Fellow at National Public Radio where I learned about communicating science ideas to the general public. I'm interested in the role that mathematicians, data scientists, and journalists play in responsible reporting and media coverage. I've given several talks related to these ideas, here are the slides for one such talk:


2022

In February 2022 I co-organized the Tufts Art Datathon, a weekend long event brining togther Tufts community members from broad backgrounds for a hackathon, a plenary lecture by Data Feminism author Catherine D'Ignazio, and a panel discussion featuring Kelli Morgan, Diana Greenwald, and Chad Topaz. The event was covered in Tufts Now, "Hacking for Diversity and Representation."

2021

In September 2021 I moderated A Conversation with the New York Times featuring a presentation and Q&A with members of the New York Times COVID-19 Tracker team featuring Tiff Fehr, Rich Harris, Albert Sun and Lisa Waananen Jones. A video of the event is available here.

2019

I was a co-editor of the AMS Blog on Math Blogs with Evelyn Lamb from Feb. 2015 through Aug. 2019.

2017

In June 2017 I was a guest on As It Happens on CBC Radio One, to talk about a Connecticut deli where math talk is forbidden.

In March 2017 I was a guest on Press Play with Madeleine Brand on KCRW, the NPR station out of Santa Monica, CA, to talk about pi day and our national obsession with pi(e).

2016

I co-hosted the podcast The Other Half with my best friend Annie Rorem. We explore the other half of math, the fun half that you can use to understand your everyday life, and we do so as women -- the other half of people!

In May 2016 I was a guest on Essential Pittsburgh on WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station, to talk about the release of the L-Functions and Modular Forms Database (LMFDB). There is also a whole bunch of other media about the LMFDB.

2015

In 2014 and 2015 I co-edited the Joint Math Meetings Blog, hosted by the AMS. The blog covered daily events at the JMM and highlighted keynote address and special sessions of interest.

2013

Throughout my fellowship at National Public Radio I wrote stories about math and science for the NPR blogs, and contributed to a few on-air radio pieces; here is a link to my work at NPR.

I wrote semi-monthly posts for the AMS Math Digest, highlighting the coverage of mathematicians and their research in the mainstream media.