# talia blum

I am a junior at MIT studying pure math. I am also a visual artist.

contact: [firstname][lastinitial] [at] mit [dot] edu

## research

In the summer of 2019, I was a participant in the Summer@ICERM REU under the mentorship of Dr. John Doyle, Dr. Trevor Hyde, and Max Weinreich. We studied discrete dynamical systems generated by multiple rational maps.

## conferences

I have given talks on my dynamics work at:

- Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Math 2020
- AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings 2020. I will also be exhibiting
*Alexander Horned Sphere Wearing Pants*at the Mathematical Art Exhibition. - Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium 2019 at UIC
- Young Mathematicians Conference 2019 at OSU

## outreach and teaching

I am a tutor at the Math Learning Center at MIT.

I am a mentor at Girls' Angle, a math circle for middle school girls.

I am the publicity chair of the MIT Undergraduate Society of Women in Mathematics.

In spring 2016, I volunteered at the National Museum of Mathematics (MOMATH).

## art

I mostly paint and draw, and occasionally make dresses out of trash. You can currently see my work in the MIT tunnels, the 2020 JMM Math Art exhibition, and on REU t-shirts and brass rats.

My portfolio is here.

## about me

When I'm not doing math, you can find me painting, rock climbing, swimming, running, hiking, baking, or lamenting the climate.