## A Brief Bio

I am currently an Assistant
Professor in the Department
of Mathematics at Colgate
University. I was a Visiting Assistant
Professor in the Department of
Mathematical Sciences at Worcester
Polytechnic Institute from 2010 to 2013. I
obtained my Ph.D. in Mathematics at ^{th} 2010,
with Robert Lipton as my PhD adviser.

I received her Bachelor's degree in
Mathematics from Universidad de Costa Rica in 2002
and my Master's degree in Mathematics from

My current research centers on *Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations,
Homogenization Theory, Mathematical Material Sciences,
and
Multiscale Analysis.*

"Mathematics is not a deductive science, that's a cliche. When you try to prove a theorem, you don't just list the hypotheses, and then start to reason. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork."

Paul Halmos

## Recent and Upcoming Activities

- I will be visiting WPI from March 13-March 16.

- I will attend the 2016 SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science and give a talk in the mini-symposium "Mathematical Modeling of Microstructured Materials". Also, together with Miao-jung Yvonne Ou (University of Delaware) and Bacim Alali (Kansas State University), we are organizing the mini-symposium "Mathematical and Computational Aspects of Nonlocal Models in Materials Science". Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 8-12, 2016.
- I gave a talk in the Applied
Math Seminar at Syracuse University on Nov. 17,
2015.

- Yuliya Gorb (University of Houston) and I organized
the mini-symposium "Multiscale
Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation for Applications in
Materials Science" at the SIAM
Conference on Analysis of PDEs. Scottsdale,
Arizona. December 7-10, 2015.