Summer Program Leaders


Our program is run by generous volunteers from the University of Maryland and beyond. Contact us if you would be interested in future event organization, speaking, or volunteering.

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Victoria Whitley [UMD]

Victoria Whitley is a third year graduate student in the AMSC program at the University of Maryland (UMD). Her research focuses on computational fluid dynamics with applications in oceanography. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics, with a minor in Women Studies at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in 2019. As an undergraduate at UNC, she helped start the founding Girls Talk Math Program under Drs. Francesca Bernardi and Katrina Morgan, volunteering with their program from 2016 - 2018. After joining UMD as a graduate student in 2019, she became co-director for UMD’s Girls Talk Math program. She is also the president for UMD’s Women in Mathematics group (WIM). Looking forward, Victoria hopes to grow this chapter of GTM and continue to mentor other women in math, as so many have mentored her thus far.

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Jiajing Guan (JJ) [UMD]

JJ is a third year PhD candidate in the AMSC program. She graduated from George Mason University in 2019. As a researcher, she is interested in numerical methods for PDEs. As a female mathematician, she wants to encourage young generations of girls to engage in STEM fields without societal prejudice. She recently joined Girls Talk Math after talking to her classmate Victoria. She is excited for the future events to come.

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Angela Robinson [NIST]

Angela Robinson is a Mathematician at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Her research interests include error-correcting code-based cryptosystems and privacy enhancing cryptography. She completed her B.S. in Mathematics at Baylor University and both her M.S. and PhD in Mathematics at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Robinson has a passion for creating opportunities for others to engage in mathematics, particularly among communities underrepresented in STEM. She served as founding president of the AWM student chapter at Florida Atlantic University, served as a Women and Mathematics Postdoctoral Ambassador for the Institute for Advanced Study, organized the inaugural FWIMD: Florida Women in Mathematics Day, and has been involved with the UMD Girls Talk Math summer camp since 2019.


Faculty Advisors

Konstantina Trivisa

Prof. Trivisa is a joint professor of the Department of Mathematics and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST). She was also selected as ADVANCE Professor and Leadership Fellow at the University of Maryland for her work on issues of diversity and inclusion.

Rodrigo Treviño

Prof. Treviño is a professor of the Department of Mathematics. He has advised in the curriculum development for the program at Maryland. He is currently working on establishing a Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Department of Mathematics.

Past Winter Program Leaders

2019: Sarah Burnett and Angela Robinson


Past Summer Program Leaders

2021: Victoria Whitley, JJ Guan, Brandon Alexander, Sarah Burnett and Angela Robinson

2020: Victoria Whitley, JJ Guan, Sarah Burnett and Angela Robinson

2019: Sarah Burnett and Cara Peters

2018: Sarah Burnett and Cara Peters


Founders of Girls Talk Math

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Cara Peters [UMD], Francesca Bernardi [UNC], Sarah Burnett [UMD], and Katrina Morgan [UNC].