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Meet Our Current Math Grads

2020-21 Math Grad Student Ambassadors

We invite you to learn more about our current Math Graduate Students! Our students are vibrant, collegial, supportive, collaborative, and wonderful human beings who have a strong passion for Math! 

 

Alysha Toomey


Alysha Toomey is a third year PhD student in the math department. She studies math biology, under Dr. Weitao Chen. Outside of math, she spends time riding horses and raising various animals. She hopes to share her love for UCR and math with all potential students! Feel free to contact her with any questions at atoom001@ucr.edu.

Alysha Toomey
 

 

Jacob Garcia
Jacob Garcia is a third year PhD student in the mathematics department at UCR. He has a Master's in Mathematics from Ball State University. He's interested in studying Geometry and Topology, and wants to continue into academia after graduating from UCR. In his spare time, he spends time with his wife, plays video games, and dotes on his cat, June Bug.
Jacob Garcia
 

 

Jennifer Rangel Ambriz
Jennifer Rangel Ambriz is a 3rd year PhD student in the Mathematics Department at UCR. Her research area is in Mathematical Biology and she works under the guidance of Dr. Mark Alber. In her free time she likes to go hiking, spend time with family and friends and do arts and crafts with her little sister. If you have any questions and would like to contact Jennifer, please email her at jrang008@ucr.edu. 
 
Jennifer Rangel Ambriz
 

 

Jonathan Alcaraz
Jonathan is a fifth-year grad student studying low-dimensional topology with Dr. Stefano Vidussi. After graduate school, Jonathan hopes to pursue a career in academia. When he's not doing math, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, playing Tetris, and learning how to cook.
Jonathan Alcaraz
 

 

Matthew Overduin
Hello,
My name is Matthew Overduin and I am a fourth year PhD math student at UCR.  I study fractal geometry under Dr. Lapidus.  My thesis involves finding a Taylor series representation for a distributional series.  Nice to meet you all!
Matt

 
Matthew Overduin
 

 

Michael McNulty
Michael McNulty is a fourth year PhD student studying the stability of singularity formation in nonlinear partial differential equations under his advisor Professor Po-Ning Chen. He hopes to one day apply the techniques he helps develop to questions in general relativity and other related geometric problems. Outside of school, he skateboards around Southern California with his friends.
Michael McNulty
 

 

Michael Pierce
Sixth-year grad student studying the representation theory of quantum groups.
Michael Pierce
 

 

 

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Graduate Student Services Advisor

Margarita Roman

Email: margarita.roman@ucr.edu

Phone: (951)-827-3090

Graduate Advisor, Recruitment

Dr. Fred Wilhlem

Email: fred@math.ucr.edu

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