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Katherine Slyman



About Me:

I am a fifth year student in the Applied Mathematics Ph.D. program at UNC. I grew up outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education in 2015. However, I decided that I wanted to pursue mathematics further. I moved to Winston-Salem, NC to attend Wake Forest University, where I graduated with a Master’s degree in Mathematics in 2017. Before starting my Ph.D., I taught both at a local high school and at Wake Forest University for one year. My research interests are applied dynamical systems and noise/rate-induced tipping, with applications to climate science. My advisor is Christopher Jones.

Outside of school, I enjoy traveling and camping, painting, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. Recently, I have developed an interest playing Pickleball in the local community. I also have a 2 year-old vizsla (pictured below) who keeps me and my husband very active!