Mayleen Cortez

Mayleen is a second-year Applied Mathematics Ph.D. student at Cornell University. She graduated from California State University, Channel Islands in May 2020 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. She is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipient. Past research interests include disease modeling, mathematical biology, and reinforcement learning. Currently, she is currently working on project with Dr. Christina Yu concerning a PCA-like algorithm for tensors. As a Latina and daughter to Salvadoran immigrants, Mayleen is also invested in making mathematical spaces safer for underrepresented groups in math. She strives to make mathematical spaces inclusive, welcoming and ultimately, more diverse. Click below to read more!

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News & Events

CAM Mentoring Program 2021-2022

Mayleen is excited to be one of the coordinators this year for the Center for Applied Math mentoring program.

EDGE 2020

Mayleen was part of the summer 2020 Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) program for women in mathematics.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Mayleen recieved a 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This prestigious fellowship provides financial support for three years of graduate school.

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