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:


Media Outreach

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!

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

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).

In May 2016 I was a guest on Essential Pittsburgh on WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station, to talk about the release of the LMFDB. There is also a whole bunch of other media about the LMFDB.

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.

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.