Talitha Washington, Howard University

Talitha Washington

Statement and Biographical Information: 

I am excited about my nomination for the AWM Executive Committee as a Member-at-Large. Through AWM, I have been able to experience an expansive, supportive community which promotes positivity, excellence and inclusion. Throughout my mathematical career, the AWM community has given so much to me that I look forward to giving back. 

As I gave birth to my first child midway through graduate school, I became more acutely aware of the challenges and obstacles which plague female mathematicians. Since then, I have had the privilege to better the lives of fellow female mathematicians in a variety of ways. In 2010, I served on the Visioning Committee for the Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC), a meeting created to address race/ethnicity or gender in the contexts of mathematics and statistics by promoting, educating, and encouraging women who are African-American, Hispanic/Latina, and American Indian. I have also been Editor for the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM), served on the Diversity Advisory Committee for Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and recently joined the Editorial Board of Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) Math Horizons Magazine. Serving both AWM and the AWM community will provide me an opportunity to help sustain this radiant beam in the mathematical community by combining various efforts across the aforementioned organization.