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Karen Saxe
Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

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Macalester College

1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul MN 55105

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Olin-Rice 223

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Karen Saxe is Professor of Mathematics at Macalester College. She is the AMS/AAAS Science and Technology Policy Congressional Fellow for 2013-2014, and Second Vice President of the MAA (2014-2016). Here is a link to an interview about my time in Congress, working for Senator Al Franken.

After receiving her Ph.D. at the University of Oregon, she held a FIPSE post-doctoral fellowship at St. Olaf College before joining the faculty at Macalester in 1991. Karen served as Department chair 2007-2013. She teaches calculus (applied, single variable, multivariable), real analysis, complex analysis, functional analysis, and interdisciplinary courses on game theory and mathematics in politics.

She has been awarded the Mathematical Association of America North Central Section's Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Macalester College Excellence in Teaching Award. She is current Editor of the MAA's Anneli Lax New Mathematical Library, and is on the editorial board of the MAA's Math Horizons. Karen has been a resource in Minnesota on redistricting, consulting with city governments, and recently serving on the Minnesota Citizens' Redistricting Commission, created to draw congressional districts following the 2010 census.