The AWM Fellows Program

I am very happy to announce the 2023 list of new AWM Fellows. We recognize these individuals for their exceptional dedication to increasing the success and visibility of women in mathematics. Please join me in honoring the 2023 AWM Fellows at the AWM Reception and Awards Presentation on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. 

 Kathryn Leonard, AWM President

2023 Class of AWM Fellows

Jennifer Balakrishnan, Boston University

For her support of women in mathematics through mentoring and advising; for organizing and supporting programs for women and girls, especially Women in Sage and Women in Numbers; for her work in outreach and education, including GirlsGetMath; and for working to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in research communities.

Emma K.T. Benn, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

For her dedication to creating more inclusive spaces in mathematics and statistics; for serving as an effective role-model and mentor for young women; and for opening pathways into the broader mathematical sciences for women who are minoritized along multiple axes.  

Minerva Cordero, University of Texas at Arlington

For her longstanding and effective support of students from underrepresented groups, especially women; for her leadership roles in diversity programs at the University of Texas at Arlington, the National Science Foundation, and the Mathematical Association of America; and for being an exceptional mentor and role model.

Lisa Fauci, Tulane University

For her vision of advancing women in the mathematical sciences; for executing that vision by encouraging women to pursue graduate studies and providing sustained mentorship throughout their careers; and for opening pathways for the broader inclusion of women through her leadership in international organizations such as SIAM.

Sue Geller, Texas A&M University

For her extensive and effective support of women in mathematics through research, publications, teaching, outreach and mentoring; for addressing microaggressions via both public awareness and private mentoring; and for her long record of leadership and service related to women in mathematics in professional societies. 

Raegan Higgins, Texas Tech. University

For her sustained contributions to the mathematics profession through leadership roles in research, mentoring, in directing the EDGE Program, and co-founding Mathematically Gifted and Black; and for her service to professional organizations, always with a focused purpose to uplift and inspire women, girls, and those from historically under-represented groups. 

Bryna Kra, Northwestern University

For her vision and work creating programs to support women in mathematics, especially GROW (Graduate Research Opportunities for Women) and AWM student chapters; for her leadership in the mathematics community, including serving on the AWM Executive Committee and serving as president of AMS; and for making advocacy for women a priority throughout her career.

Omayra Ortega, Sonoma State University

For her dedication to providing opportunities for under-represented groups, especially women and girls, to become involved in and advance in the mathematical sciences; for her outreach work at regional and national levels; for being an exceptional mentor and role model; and for her commitment to advancing the mission of AWM.

Rachel Pries, Colorado State University

For supporting the research careers of women through mentorship and advocacy; for her vision and hard work establishing the Women in Numbers workshops and research network; and for broadening the participation of women in mathematics through service and leadership both at her institution and in high-profile national and international programs.

Keri Sather-Wagstaff, Clemson University and the National Science Foundation

For her sustained advocacy, support and mentorship of women, girls, gender minorities, and other historically underrepresented groups in mathematics; and for spearheading local and national efforts targeting high-need areas to improve the working environment for all.

Kimberly F. Sellers, Georgetown University and the U. S. Census Bureau

For her work improving diversity and inclusion in the mathematical and statistical sciences through leadership positions in the American Statistical Association; for her leadership in the Joint Statistics Meetings, the Conference for Women in Statistics, and the Infinite Possibilities Conferences; and for her mentorship of early career women.

Konstantina Trivisa, University of Maryland

For her tireless efforts and dedication to increase diversity in the mathematical sciences at all levels from high school to higher education; for organizing outreach events for secondary students; and for support of women at all career stages: recruiting and mentoring graduate students, hiring and retaining faculty, and highlighting speakers at international conferences.

Shelby Wilson, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

For her unwavering dedication and work towards uplifting and inspiring women and Black mathematicians, including co-development of “Mathematically Gifted and Black”; for being an exceptional mentor and role model; and for her inspiring leadership initiating and amplifying conversations about how to help create a more inclusive mathematics community.