Service at U Iowa
I was involved in the Math Graduate Board throughout my time at the University of Iowa. I was the chair of the organization in 2015, and I was the vice-chair in 2014. While I was vice-chair, monthly meeting attendance increased by 50% and funds increased by 100%. During my tenure as chair, I maintained this attendance rate and continued to grow our savings. During these two successful years, I contributed to the increased attendance by bringing snacks, making the meetings both social and productive. Below is a slideshow of some of these snacks. Additionally, as chair I organized the math department's first Three Minute Thesis competition. I also served as Webmaster in 2012 and as Newsletter Co-Chair in 2013. Here you can find the newsletters that I edited.
In my department, I have served as an Iowa Mathematics Modeling Competitition Judge (2013-2014). I also helped new graduate students adjust to the department as a First-Year Buddy (2012-2013). Finally, I helped international students in my department prepare for their English exams as an English Buddy (2011-2012).
I was also active in university-wide organizations. I was the Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences senator on the Graduate Student Senate (GSS). As a senator, I served on the Jakobsen Conference Committee. This committee organizes a yearly conference in which graduate students can present their research orally or with a poster. Additionally, I was a GSS delegate to the Graduate and Professional Student Government, and I served on the Presidential Charter Committee for Financial Aid. I also served as a Research Grant Reviewer for the Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students during 2012 and 2013.
In Fall 2014, I served as a New TA Orientation Leader. I assisted with the university-wide New TA Orientation, sponsored by the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology. I also co-organized a special session for Math and Computer Science TAs. Later that semester, I was invited to observe TAs give a brief lesson and then give feedback during the Micro-Teaching Workshop for TAs.
Each semester the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates sponsors an Undergraduate Research Festival. I served as a judge at the event from 2013 to 2015.