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:
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.
Happy summer! You can find me:
At the Rethinking Number Theory workshop
Trying to learn cat theory with cats in my lap
Graduating! With honors, and the winner of both the Hannah Hoyt Association Prize in Mathematics and the Lawrence Corwin Memorial Prize in Mathematics.