The University of Vermont Graduate College is pleased to announce that the 2016-17 GTA of the Year in Lecture Instruction is Abigail Ross, a Master’s student in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
Abigail Ross grew up in Gilford, NH, and has loved math, skiing, and hiking for as long as she can remember. Ross attended St. Lawrence University where she graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in French. She joined the University of Vermont Mathematics Department in the fall of 2015, and began coursework for her Master’s Degree. Ross is conducting her research in the Vermont Complex Systems Center, under the guidance of Chris Danforth and Peter Dodds. Her research has focused on quantifying gendered and biased language in media coverage, which she has found to be an eye-opening and informative way of combining her interests in math and social justice.
When Ross graduates in May 2017 she plans to join the faculty at Northfield Mount Hermon School, a private boarding school in Northfield, MA where she will teach calculus, statistics, and multivariable calculus.