Jonah and Alice give students feedback

Dramatis Personae

Who are the people that make MathILy-Er happen?

Mostly it's students (perhaps you?), but there are also instructors (see below).
We are assisted by the members of our Advisory Amalgam.
The program itself is a project of the nonprofit organization Mathematical Staircase, Inc. which has a board of directors.

Here is the 2019 lineup (so far):

Dr. Alice Mark, MathILy-Er director and Lead Instructor (contact Alice)
Alice is a postdoc at Rutgers University. Her main mathematical interest is group theory, and her favorite kind of groups are reflection groups. She has assisted in several inquiry-based learning college classes, has presented at the Austin Math Circle, has worked with the University of Chicago Young Scholars Program, and was an Apprentice Instructor at MathILy-Er 2015 as well as a Lead Instructor at MathILy-Ers 2016--2018.


Dr. Jonah Ostroff, Lead Instructor
Jonah is a senior lecturer in the math department at the University of Washington. He earned his Ph.D. in mathematics at Brandeis University in 2013 after studying at Carleton College. His research is focused on enumerative graph theory and permutation patterns, but he's also pretty into the mathematics of games and elections. He was a student of the MathILy director at the Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics in 2002 and 2003, before which he thought math was only kind of okay. (He has since changed his mind.) Jonah has taught at various Math Circles for the last decade, and directed and taught at MathILy-Ers 2015--2018. He knows all the digits of 22/7.

Corrine Yap, Apprentice Instructor
Corrine is a mathematics graduate student at Rutgers University planning to specialize in discrete mathematics. She graduated in May 2016 from Sarah Lawrence College, where she concentrated on both mathematics and theatre. Although on a Ph.D track, she still hopes to pursue her acting and playwriting interests; her main project is a one-woman show about Sofia Kovalevskaya that incorporates math, music, movement, and foreign languages (see her website for production photos!). She was the MathILy PRiME in 2014 and a MathILy Apprentice Instructor 2015--2018.


Josh Mundinger, Apprentice Instructor
Josh is a graduate student at the University of Chicago. He loves to listen to and play the piano, and can often be found singing Beethoven to himself. He participated enthusiastically in MathILy 2013 and was an Apprentice Instructor for MathILys 2017 and 2018.

Rebecca Rohrlich, Apprentice Instructor
Rebecca is a senior math major and computer science minor at Smith College. Her current mathematical interests are geometry, graph theory, and theoretical computer science (but really, she's into any problems that she finds cool). She went to many (non-mathematical) summer camps as a kid, and was a counselor at PROMYS last summer. She loves cats, swimming, drawing, and writing.


MathILy is a project of the nonprofit organization Mathematical Staircase, Inc..