picture of a white person with curly brown hair and glasses sitting with a black cat on their lap; the cat blocks part of the person's face


Jessamyn (rhymes with specimen) is a non-traditional fifth year undergraduate at Rutgers University. After a ten-year career in knitting and textiles, they returned to school in summer 2018 to pursue an interest in mathematics; they anticipate graduating in August 2023 with a BA in mathematics and a minor in education.

Jessamyn can leap small ottomans in a single bound. Current mathematical interests include algebraic structures, braids, knots, lattice models, and anything that might secretly be yarn. Here's a paper they worked on with their Polymath Jr. group in summer 2022: Solving the n-color ice model 

Contact Jessamyn at [firstname dot lastname at rutgers.edu]

math is for everyone

I ascribe to these four axioms of mathematics, from Federico Ardila:


sock knitting during a lecture at Connecticut Summer School in Number Theory

Happy summer! You can find me:

getting some help on my Polymath Jr.  summer project in solvable lattice models