Q: How long have you been at CU?
A: I just started this Fall.
Q: What is your favorite class to teach? Why?
A: I really like teaching partial differential equations. It is a beautiful subject that is very applicable and where one can see the usefulness of analysis.
Q: What kinds of research and/or projects are you involved in?
A: I work in applied partial differential equations that arise from modeling systems in the social and ecological sciences. I am interested in finding out as much about the solutions as possible without having an explicit solution. These characteristics have implications of the system we are modeling, but also can involve beautiful theory.
Q: Where did you receive your education?
Undergraduate at the University of San Diego, graduate studies at UCLA.
Q: Outside of teaching, what else do you do for fun?
A: I love the outdoors. Anything from biking, hiking, mountaineering, skiing, running, and tennis.
Q: What advice would you give to a potential student?
A: Go to office hours, ask questions, learn some computational skills and some analysis regardless of what you want to do in life.
Q: What kinds of things set you apart from other professors?
A: I am a first-generation Latina whose parent never had a formal education. I can identify with many students who don’t have someone to guide them through the university. On that note, I hope to develop a network for such students in order to help foster their success.
Q: Why did you choose to teach at CU over another university?
A: It is a great university in a great location. My love for the outdoors might have something to do with it.