Mathcamp: Board of Directors

Mathcamp Board of Directors

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Mira Bernstein — Chair, Board of Directors
Mira Bernstein has been one of the main organizers of Mathcamp since 1997. She received her PhD in Algebraic Geometry from Harvard University in 1999, and then launched a career in applied mathematics and statistics. She was an investigator on the landmark Oregon Health Study at NBER and on the founding faculty of Proof School. She is now a research faculty member at Tufts University, where she works in the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group.

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David Savitt — Vice-Chair and Secretary, Board of Directors
David Savitt was the first-ever counselor at Mathcamp in 1996. David received his PhD at Harvard University in 2001 and did his postdoctoral research at McGill University (Montreal) and Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (France). He is now a Professor and Chair of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University. He has been an active member of Mathcamp's leadership team throughout his career. Visit David's website.

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Gregory Burnham — Treasurer, Board of Directors
Gregory Burnham is a Researcher at Elemental Cognition. He was a student at Mathcamp from 2004 to 2006 and a JC from 2007 to 2010. (To this day, his performance as a new JC has set the gold standard for excellence among the Mathcamp staff.) He has continued to be involved with Mathcamp every summer since, and now brings his thoughtful and thorough approach to the Board.

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Mohamed Omar — Member, Board of Directors
Mohamed Omar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. His research is in discrete mathematics, and he also studies the role creativity in mathematics education. He has been an instructor for several summers at Mathcamp, and returns frequently as a visiting speaker. Visit Mo's website.

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Daniel Zaharopol — Member, Board of Directors
After many summers as a student, JC, and Mentor at Mathcamp, Dan became the founder and Executive Director of Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), which works to create a realistic pathway for underserved middle school students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and programmers. He brings his expertise in non-profit governance and mathematics education to the Board. Dan blogs at Consider Learning.