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Math alumni run the gamut of cool careers

George Ashline of the College’s mathematics and statistics faculty this week shared an impressive list of math alumni and what they are doing now: Amber Emmell ’15 – math teacher at Enosburg Falls High School in Enosburg Falls, VT; Marran Ranks ’11 – math teacher at Salem High School in Salem, NH; Thomas Raymond ’08 – math teacher at Gilford High School in Gilford, NH; Theresa Ryan ’07 – math teacher at Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA; Tate Shippen ’07 – math teacher at Hamilton Wenham Regional High School in S. Hamilton, MA; Becky (Gates) Zumbach ’02 – math teacher at Inter-Lakes Middle High School in Meredith, NH; Robert Daneau ’19 – math teacher at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH; Levi Holmes III ’19 – online Master’s program in Applied Math at Columbia University; Rebecca Rouleau ’18 (CS and Software Development) – integration engineer at EPIC, Verona, WI; Sophie Adams ’18 (Graduate School) – Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia and Applied Meteorology graduate student at Plymouth State College; Emma Barnes’18 (Education) – Fulbright ETA in Indonesia, searching for employment back in the US; Aisling O’Leary ’18 (Other) – formerly major gifts position at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, currently research coordinator for UVM’s M-sense research group; Aaron Da Silva ’17 (Data and Statistical Analysis) – after completing MS in Applied Math from U Mass Amherst in 2019, currently an Associate Data Scientist at ISO-NE within their Internal Market Monitoring group; Weihan Luo ’17 – completed Master’s in Finance at Univ. of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia); after internships with Deloitte and KPMG, worked as financial advisor for Harvest Fund; after a Research position for ZhuJiang Investment, currently moving from Guangzhou to Beijing for a research position at a fund company; Rachel Persson ’17 – moving from Financial analyst position to Randolph (MA) Community Middle School Math teacher, recently passed Massachusetts Teaching License exams and earned Provisional License to teach grades 5-8 and 8-12 (planning to enroll in certificate program soon while teaching); Logan Tracy ’16 (Education) – 5th grade teacher at Milton Elementary School, VT; Kate Garaffa ’14 (CS and Software Development) – Integration Lead with SilverCloud in Portsmouth, NH, responsible for creating the intranets that the banks and credit unions interact with to find their answers  to make the pages interactive and functional; Meaghan Leong ’14  (Data and Statistical Analysis) – principal engineer for field operations at Verizons, completed masters of business analytics at Bentley, MBA in progress at Bentley; Brittany Baker ’11 – PhD in Math completion at University of Minnesota; Anthony Aliquo ’09 – accounting manager, Minerva Neurosciences clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company; Patty Fogarty Clemons ’01 (Education) – adjunct math and statistics instructor at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC.

Larsen writes, edits widely in his statistics field

Michael Larsen

Michael Larsen, professor & chair of Mathematics & Statistics, is a co-editor of the book Administrative Records for Survey Methodology (Wiley), scheduled to appear in 2021. He was guest co-editor of a special issue on data integration (Statistics in Transition, journal of the Polish Statistical Society) in August of 2020. He is principal investigator on “Methods for missing data in dental research studies” funded by the National Institutes of Health through the Vermont Biomedical Research Network and “Developing a Quantitatively Strong Life Sciences Workforce,” funded by the National Science Foundation. He continues to be an advisory editor for Chance and an associate editor for Annals of Applied Statistics. He contributed to the 2020 Survey of Veteran Enrollees’ Health and Use of Health Care findings report and survey methodology report (2020). He is coauthor with Robert Carlson of “Investigation of methods of handling late returns in the IRS Statistics of Income sample” (2020).

George Ashline professor of mathematics

Ashline presents to kick off Vermont State Math Fair

George Ashline of the Saint Michael’s mathematics faculty recently gave an invited virtual presentation on “Number Pattern Challenges” as part of the kick off for the Vermont State Math Fair.  He led a group of K-12 students and families (mostly at the middle school level) through the hands-on investigation of the “Numbers on the Cards” activity. This presentation was supported by the Vermont State Mathematics Coalition’s “Expanding Horizons Program,” through which college and university faculty are invited to give presentations and visit classrooms across the state of Vermont.