2013 Staff

The 2013 Faculty:

  • 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."
  • Ari Nieh is a freelance musician, teacher, and tutor. His mathematical interests include Knot Theory and Topological Quantum Field Theory.
  • David Savitt (Mathcamp Deputy Director) is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. His mathematical interests include Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry. Visit David's website.
  • Marisa Debowsky is the Program Director of Mathcamp (and Mathcamp's only year-round employee). Her mathematical interests include Topological Graph Theory and Combinatorics.
  • Mark Krusemeyer is a Professor at Carleton College. His mathematical interests include Abstract Algebra, Combinatorics, Number Theory, and Problem Solving.
  • Mira Bernstein is the Executive Director of Mathcamp. Most recently, she was 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.
  • Nina White is a postdoc at the University of Michigan. Her mathematical interests include Geometric Group Theory, Hyperbolic 3-manifolds, and Math Education. Visit Nina's website.


  • Aaron Fenyes, grad student at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Adam Hesterberg, grad student at MIT
  • Alex Leaf, grad student at the University of Michigan
  • Asilata Bapat, grad student at the University of Chicago
  • Eric Wofsey, grad student at Harvard
  • Kevin Carde, grad student at the University of Michigan
  • Matt Wright, grad student at the University of Chicago
  • Nic Ford, grad student at the University of Michigan
  • Ruthi Hortsch, grad student at MIT
  • Susan Durst, grad student at Rutgers
  • Tim Black, grad student at the University of Chicago
  • Zach Abel, grad student at MIT


  • David Hemminger, sophomore at Duke
  • Jeff Hicks, senior at UCLA
  • Kristin Cordwell, senior at Princeton
  • Mia Smith, freshman at Williams
  • Sachi Hashimoto, junior at the University of Chicago
  • Sonya Levitova, sophomore at Yale
  • YQ Lu, freshman at MIT
  • Yuval Wigderson, freshman at Princeton

Generally Helpful Person:

  • Gloria Krusemeyer became the Generally Helpful Person at Mathcamp in 2012, after many summers as the volunteer. Campers will see her running craft projects, organizing dancing events, and using her engineering-oriented brain to solve real-world problems.


  • Ashley Underwood is a Registered Nurse.