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I am an Assistant Professor at Scripps College in the Mathematics Department. My pronouns are she/her/hers.
I received my B.A. in Mathematics from Willamette University in Salem Oregon. For graduate school I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where I earned my M.S. in Mathematics and Ph.D. in Mathematics under the supervision of Prof. Richard Rebarber and Prof. Brigitte Tenhumberg. Afterwards, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with advisor Prof. Suzanne Lenhart.
LURA Winners: COVID-19, Crowdedness, and CMC Dining: An Agent-Based Model Approach to Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 by Reia Li, Ruth Efe, and Zintan Mwinila-Yuori
Claremont Discourse on Claremont College COVID-19 Model - To Open or Not to Open
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I am an applied mathematician who focuses on mathematical biological questions and analysis. Two main areas of my research are invasive species control and epidemiological modeling. The models are formulated using difference equations, ordinary differential equations, continuous time Markov chains, or stochastic differential equations to characterize interactions between populations. I use a variety of different mathematical and computational tools to perform analysis on the models. In most problems I strive to understand the dynamics and gain insight to manage the populations.
Talks and Interviews
Science Philanthropy Alliance - Pandemic Puts Mathematical Modeling Through Its Paces
Claremont Discourse on Claremont College COVID-19 Model Spring 2021 - To Open or Not to Open
News from the AMS Spring 2021 - Early-career researchers gear up for virtual Mathematics Research Communities
The Academic Minute Summer 2020 - Traveling and Disease Outbreaks
New Faculty Spotlight Fall 2019 - Christina Edholm, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
University of Nebraska Lincoln Science Slam Spring 2016 - Math 4 Life
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
I have attend DEI workshops and I am working on improving the climate and culture of my group, my classes, and the mathematics and biological sciences community.
This work begins with me and I am acknowledging that I will help make things better moving forward.
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