Hypatian Seminar: Alissa Crans

Event Date: 

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Location: 

  • 6635 South Hall
Speaker: Alissa Crans
Title: Some of the Best Advice I've Received
My career trajectory has been anything but traditional.  I accepted a tenure-track offer at Loyola Marymount University immediately after finishing my PhD, then went on leave twice to take postdoctoral positions at The Ohio-State University and the University of Chicago.  After earning tenure, I participated in the sabbatical program at the NSA, and have been the Director of Educational and Outreach Activities at the MSRI (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute) in Berkeley, CA.  None of this would have happened without great advice, support, and encouragement I've received along the way from my thesis advisor, mentors, parents, and even my high school band director!  I'll share some of this advice and am very happy to answer any questions about my background or experiences.