THATCamp 2012 in a Nutshell
I'm a computer science PhD student at Brown, an artist, an educator, and a proselytizer for mathematical literacy. In Spring 2013, I'm teaching an undergrad course in the CS department called "Intro to Computation for the Humanities and Social Sciences". More fundamentally, I believe that comfort and confidence in analytical thinking are essential for active citizenship and political empowerment, whether you're a scientist, a humanities researcher, an activist, a journalist, or just a person who wants to participate in the world. I think our education system alienates students from creativity and engagement, in math as in almost all other realms of inquiry, and it drives me nuts. I love interacting with passionate people of all backgrounds, and I think cross-pollination of the things that make us tick can only result in opportunities to improve ourselves and our world.