Contact information:

andrea [dot] stine [at] email [dot] ucr [dot] edu


About:

I am a second year Ph.D. student in mathematics at UC Riverside. Currently I am interested in category theory, analysis, probability theory, and applications of these subjects toward other areas of mathematics and outside of mathematics.


Education:

Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of California, Riverside (2020–present)

B.A. in Mathematics, Occidental College (2018–2020); Missouri State University (2017–2018)


Research:

I'm currently working with David Weisbart and Adam Yassine on extending and sharpening the results from Yassine's thesis on augmentations in span categories used to describe open systems in classical mechanics.


While I was at Occidental College, I engaged in a research experience for undergraduates. My research advisor was Jay Daigle. The project was studying delta sets of geometric numerical monoids with a single nonminimal generator. We have a paper in the works summarizing results.


Teaching:

University of California, Riverside | Math 133: Geometry | Teaching Assistant | Spring 2022

University of California, Riverside | Math 009a: Calculus of Limits and Differentiation | Teaching Assistant | Fall 2020, Spring 2022

University of California, Riverside | Math 149b: Probability and Statistics | Teaching Assistant | Winter 2022

University of California, Riverside | Math 009c: Calculus of Series | Teaching Assistant | Winter 2021, Winter 2022

University of California, Riverside | Math 135a: Numerical Analysis | Teaching Assistant | Fall 2021

University of California, Riverside | Math 149a: Probability and Statistics | Teaching Assistant | Fall 2020, Summer 2021, Fall 2021

University of California, Riverside | Math 009b: Calculus of Integration | Teaching Assistant | Winter 2021, Summer 2021

University of California, Riverside | Math 006b: Introduction to College Mathematics for the Sciences | Teaching Assistant | Spring 2021

University of California, Riverside | Math 005: Precalculus | Teaching Assistant | Spring 2021

Occidental College | COMP 146: Statistics | Grader | Spring 2020

Occidental College | MATH 212: Multivariable Calculus | Grader | Spring 2020

Occidental College | MATH 340: Ordinary Differential Equations | Grader | Fall 2019

Occidental College | MATH 214: Linear Algebra | Grader | Spring 2019


Talks:

F-Pullbacks in Bicategories | University of California, Riverside [presented digitally] | Mathematical Physics: Experiment, Structure, and Framework Seminar | 01/25/2022

Product Categories Without Ordered Pairs | University of California, Riverside [presented digitally] | Mathematical Physics: Experiment, Structure, and Framework Seminar | 01/04/2022

Span Bicategories | University of California, Riverside [presented digitally] | Mathematical Physics: Experiment, Structure, and Framework Seminar | 12/07/2021

Delta Sets of Geometric Nonminimally Generated Numerical Monoids | University of California, Riverside [presented digitally] | Graduate Student Seminar | 02/12/2021

Delta Sets of Geometric Nonminimally Generated Numerical Monoids | Ohio State University [presented digitally] | Young Mathematicians Conference | 08/15/2020

Delta Sets of Geometric Nonminimally Generated Numerical Monoids | California State University, San Marcos | Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research | 11/23/2019

Delta Sets of Geometric Nonminimally Generated Numerical Monoids | University of Illinois at Chicago | Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium | 11/2/2019

Delta Sets of Geometric Nonminimally Generated Numerical Monoids | California State University, East Bay | Pacific Math Alliance | 10/12/2019

Delta Sets of Geometric Nonminimally Generated Numerical Monoids | Occidental College | Undergraduate Research Center | 07/31/2019


Honors, Awards, Fellowships:

University of California, Riverside | Chancellor's Distinguished Fellowship | 2020

Occidental College | Benedict Freedman Prize for Mathematical Promise | 2020

Occidental College | Dean's List | Fall 2018, Fall 2019-Spring 2020

Occidental College | Honors Scholarship | 2018

Missouri State University | Dean's List | Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Missouri State University | Board of Governors Scholarship | 2017


Membership / Leadership Experience:

Graduate Student Association at University of California, Riverside | Chief of Staff | 2020-2021

Spectra, The Association for LGBT Mathematicians | Member | 2019–present

Mathematics Society at Occidental College | Treasurer | 2019–2020


Japanese Popular Culture Research Society at Occidental College | 2018–2020


Argentine Tango Club at Missouri State University | Founder, President, and Instructor | 2016–2018


Spectrum LGBTQ+ Organization at Missouri State University | Treasurer, Interim Secretary | 2017–2018



LGBTQ+:

I am openly queer and a transgender woman. Queer and trans visibility in education, particularly in mathematics and other STEM fields, is valuable as an outlet for students who may feel isolated or have experienced discrimination for their sexual and gender identity in their educational pursuits. Simultaneously, I am available as a resource for faculty, staff, students, or anybody else to educate themselves on LGBTQ+ issues. Please feel free to reach out to me by email or in-person if you have any questions or need resources related to being queer or trans.

A few links:

Queer Resources Directory - A massive directory of LGBTQ+ resources in nearly every facet of life,

Spectra - The association for LGBT mathematicians,

NOGLSTP - National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, which has also established a scholarship.


Fun Things:

I play a variety of tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs for short, the most famous example being Dungeons and Dragons) and I'm currently working on developing a TTRPG of my own (albeit very slowly). I dance a variety of partner dances in social contexts. Lastly, I enjoy writing fiction of all lengths (flash, short, and longer-form stories). If you would like to see a writing sample, feel free to email me.

Here are links to a few TTRPGs I like:

Kingdom

Blades in the Dark

Armor Astir

Stewpot

And a couple of podcasts I sometimes listen to where the hosts play TTRPGs:

Friends at the Table

The Adventure Zone