Marissa Kawehi Loving


I am a mathematics Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am currently supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and an Illinois Graduate College Distinguished Fellowship.

I graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2013 with a B.A. in mathematics and a B.S. in computer science. For a more in depth history of my past academic pursuits, feel free to peruse my CV.

I am originally from Hawai'i, but found myself transplanted to the Midwest for the love of math and the lack of graduate programs in the middle of the Pacific. You can find my latest travels under my "Where to find me" tab.

Contact me: mloving2 (at) illinois (dot) edu

Here are photos of me with my advisor Chris Leininger and some of my academic siblings during the Fall 2016 jumbo program on Geometric Group Theory at MSRI. In the photo on the right we were photobombed by Ian Agol.