Dr. Erica Graham is an assistant professor of mathematics at Bryn Mawr College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College (2004) and master’s (2008) and doctoral (2012) degrees in mathematics from the University of Utah. Her research is in the field of mathematical biology, with applications to endocrinology and physiology. Specific modeling interests include mechanisms of metabolic defects in type 2 diabetes, anticoagulant (blood thinner) effectiveness, immune-mediated mechanisms of blood clotting, and female reproductive hormone regulation/ovulatory dysfunction. One of the co-creators of Mathematically Gifted and Black, Graham is also committed to efforts that address underrepresentation in the mathematical sciences.
Changing the “Face” of Mathematics
In 2017, Dr. Erica Graham, Dr. Reagan Higgins, Dr. Candice Price, and Dr. Shelby Wilson and launched the website Mathematically Gifted and Black (MGB). MGB is a website to celebrate the diversity of Black mathematicians, highlighting their contributions to the mathematical sciences and community. The MGB founders will talk about the inspiration behind this website, discuss some of the profiles, and describe the impacts of this initiative.