The Mosaic Lecture Series

Celebrating Diversity in the Mathematical Sciences


The lonely reality of an academic Dreamer

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m., LTT 101

Dessert reception to follow

Dr. Pamela E. Harris

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Williams College

After emigrating to the United States from Mexico at the age of 12, Prof. Pamela Harris completed her high school education in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In this talk, Prof. Harris tells us her life story, taking us through the fears of being an undocumented first- generation college student and the challenges she overcame as a woman of color with a passion for STEM. Her talk will focus on how she found support networks, mentors, and the development of her identity as a scientist. She will also share how communities can help support underrepresented minorities and undocumented students to achieve their full potential as they pursue their academic careers.

Dr. Pamela E. Harris


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Sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Area and Global Studies, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Frederik Meijer Honors College.