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Dr. Brandy Wiegers

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Biography of Dr. Brandy

I grew up in Meridian, Idaho having spent my youth as a dedicated Girl Scout and student. I graduated from the University of Idaho (in Moscow, Idaho) with Biological Systems Engineering and Mathematics Degrees. From UI I went to the University of California, Davis (near Sacramento) to complete a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. My research focused on computational mathematical biology and numerical analysis.

From Davis, I made my way to San Francisco State University as a Program Director of Outreach and Student Success. In this position I was the Director of the San Francisco Math Circle, the Co-Director of the SFSU (CM)^2 NSF GK12 program, and the Co-Director of the Bay Area Circle for Teachers. In addition, I had the opportunity to be involved with Math Circles, Bridge to Engineering Pathways (B2E), Adventures in Precalculus!, and various professional development efforts.

In 2015 I began working at Central Washington University as a tenure track assistant professor. My current interests include supporting my students' mathematical exploration, supporting the growth of Math Circles, and broader national research on the impact of Math Circles.

Outside of work... A photography enthusiast and foodie, my guilty pleasure is taking a photo before eating dinner or dessert, capturing fun with friends and family! 

I find being involved in community activities is where I've learned some of my most valuable life lessons. I encourage everyone to try to get involved with their community and try new experiences, like sushi, ballroom dancing, or travel because these are the memories that will last a lifetime.

 

Why Dr. Brandy?  Growing up as a life-time Girl Scout I was constantly surrounded by amazing women who had done amazing things with their lives and they constantly inspired me to do more with mine. That's why I believe it's so important to call myself Doctor Brandy, I want to reinforce myself as a Doctor of Math and create a role-model for our students about future careers in STEM. I always ask students what they think a Doctor in Math does, my favorite answer so far came from a 1st grader who let me know that a Math Doctor fixes sick numbers!  I don't think that's exactly what I do but it makes me smile every time!

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