2010 Staff

The 2010 Faculty:

  • Mira Bernstein (Mathcamp Executive Director) is the Project Manager of the Oregon Health Study at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her mathematical interests include Algebraic Geometry, Mathematical Biology, and Information Theory.
  • Marisa Debowsky is the Program Director of Mathcamp (and Mathcamp's only year-round employee). Her mathematical interests include Topological Graph Theory and Combinatorics.
  • Kenny Easwaran is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California. His mathematical interests include Formal Epistemology, Philosophy of Math, Philosophy of Probability, and Decision Theory. Visit Kenny's website.
  • Alfonso Gracia-Saz is an Senior Instructor at the University of Victoria. His mathematical interests include Math education, Lie groupoids and Lie algebroids, and "algebraic differential geometry." Visit Alfonso's website.
  • Mark Krusemeyer is a Professor at Carleton College. His mathematical interests include Abstract Algebra, Combinatorics, Number Theory, and Problem Solving. Visit Mark's website.
  • Yvonne Lai is an RTG Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. Her mathematical interests include Hyperbolic Geometry and Geometric Group Theory. She works with the Algebra Project cohort in Ypsilanti, MI. Visit Yvonne's website.
  • David Savitt (Mathcamp Deputy Director) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona. His mathematical interests include Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry. Visit David's website.
  • Dan Zaharopol is CEO of Learning Unlimited and a teacher for Art of Problem Solving; additionally, he is leading the creation of a summer program for underserved New York City middle school students with talent in mathematics. His mathematical interests include algebraic topology and theoretical computer science. Visit Learning Unlimited's website.


  • Alison Miller, grad student at Princeton
  • Eric Wofsey, grad student at Harvard
  • Fedya Manin, grad student at the University of Chicago
  • Ilya Grigoriev, grad student at Stanford
  • Nic Ford, grad student at the University of Michigan
  • Paddy Bartlett, grad student at Caltech
  • Susan Durst, grad student at Rutgers
  • Yingkun Li, grad student at UCLA


  • Catherine Sheard, sophomore at Yale
  • Greg Burnham, senior at Princeton
  • Jeff Hicks, freshman at UCLA
  • Michele Pratusevich, freshman at MIT
  • Roxana Feier, sophomore at Harvard
  • Tim Black, junior at Caltech
  • Tom James, sophomore at Yale
  • Yasha Berchenko-Kogan, junior at Caltech


  • Sofia Buford is a Registered Nurse. She is currently working on her Masters in Nursing at Yale.