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 May 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; also cat theory, both feline and categorical.
Contact Jessamyn at [firstname dot lastname at rutgers.edu]
math is for everyone
I ascribe to these four axioms of mathematics, from Federico Ardila:
Mathematical potential is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.
Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.
Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.
Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
It's winter break! You can find me at:
Taking a nap
Check out this paper I worked on with my Polymath Jr. group: Solving the n-color ice model