Marissa 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. In addition, you can find some of my upcoming activities under my "Where to find me" tab.


I am originally from Hawaii, but found myself transplanted to the Midwest for the love of math and the lack of graduate programs in the middle of the Pacific. As the first Native Hawaiian woman to pursue a doctorate in mathematics, I sometimes feel a bit isolated in the cornfields of Illinois. Fortunately, I have recently been joined by my sister Alyssa who is currently a second year Ph.D. student in the Mathematics Department here at UIUC.

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