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April 1, 2024 27 mins

Emilia and Rori chat with Dr. Ivelisse Rubio, a professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, about her impactful educational initiatives, and her significant contributions to promoting diversity in the mathematical sciences. Highlighting Dr. Rubio's academic journey, from her undergraduate studies in Puerto Rico to her Ph.D. at Cornell University, and her passion for creating opportunities for underrepresented groups in mathematics. The episode also touches on the importance of mathematical thinking in everyday life.

02:08 From Puerto Rico to Cornell: Dr. Rubio's Academic Journey

10:27 Creating CIMU: Fostering Diversity in Mathematics

13:41 The Impact of CIMU and Transition to New Projects

19:08 Navigating Academia and Advice for the Future

21:29 Promoting Mathematical Thinking and Diversity

26:20 Finding Balance: Life Beyond Mathematics

CREDITS: This episode is produced and edited by Maribel Quezada Smith. Sound Engineering by Keagan Stromberg. Production Coordinator, Marissa Alcantar. A Diferente Creative Production.

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