2017 Faculty

Directors

John Corley

Academic Director

John Corley works for the Kearsarge Regional School District in New Hampshire. He develops projects and applications centered on engagement and efficiency for students and faculty. He spends a lot of his time managing both student data and content curation for district use. John is also the director of a STEM camp, which brings New Hampshire professionals to students for presentations and activities in varying fields. John loves hanging out with his family, hiking, board games and exploring programming languages. John also runs a programming club that uses the Wolfram Language and co-manages a makerspace environment.

YEARS:

 2017

Lizzie Turner

Program Director

Lizzie joined Wolfram Research in 2014. She is currently the team manager and a technical project manager for Wolfram's Advanced Research Group, working from the company headquarters in Champaign, Illinois. This is her first year as program director of the Wolfram Summer Programs, and she participated last year as well. She is excited to share in this experience and make it valuable and memorable for everyone involved. In her spare time, she enjoys music and playing piano, traveling, shopping for unique trinkets, video games and learning about new technology. She has a BSc in applied mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

YEARS:

 2017

Carol Cronin

Admissions Director

Carol Cronin joined Wolfram in 1996 and leads the program administration for educational initiatives, including Wolfram Sponsorships, the Wolfram Foundation, and the Wolfram Summer Programs. She attended Eastern Illinois University and has six kids. She is a court-appointed special advocate and guardian ad litem for foster children in her community, and has served on her school district's Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee.

YEARS:

 2017  | 2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012

Instructors

Jesse Dohmann

Jesse Dohmann recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017 with both a BS in physics and a BS in mathematics. They were also a student ambassador there for Wolfram Research over the last two years. Their scholarly interests are mostly in applications of probability theory, specifically stochastic geometry and random graphs dynamics. Outside of that, they are interested in linguistics, veganism, gardening, writing, jazz and boxing. Jesse also really loves memes.

YEARS:

 2017

Andrea Griffin

After attending the Wolfram Summer School in 2016, Andrea joined Wolfram Research as the Special Projects department's office administrator. She received a bachelor of arts in applied physics with minors in mathematics and secondary education from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 2014 and a master of science in computer science from Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire, in 2016. Andrea has spent several years teaching students from young to old in a wide variety of subjects and in many settings. When she is not managing the office, Andrea spends her time at Wolfram utilizing her background to contribute to education-based efforts in the Special Projects department.

YEARS:

 2017

Rick Hennigan

Rick Hennigan recently completed a bachelor's degree in mathematics at Salem State University. His research interests primarily involve computational topology and geometry with a focus on algorithms for computing the persistent homology of large high-dimensional datasets. Aside from mathematics, Rick has interests in astronomy, cycling, and all things related to space exploration.

YEARS:

 2017  | 2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013

Chip Hurst

Chip Hurst joined Wolfram in 2011. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree in mathematics from Purdue University. He has experience teaching in graduate school and loves helping people learn. Currently, Chip is a math content developer for Wolfram|Alpha, concentrating mainly on Step-by-step solutions. His scholarly interests include analytic number theory, algorithms, and numerical methods.

YEARS:

 2017  | 2016  |  2015  |  2013

Robert Morris

Robert Morris is a midwesterner who bounced between the coasts before finally settling back in the Midwest. He received undergraduate degrees in math and physics from Brown University. After college he worked with the Special Projects group at Wolfram Research, where he helped launch the Wolfram Demonstrations Project. Rob then went back to grad school to get a PhD in particle physics theory from NYU. After a brief stint of research in stem cell development, Rob has rejoined Wolfram Research with the goal of creating new Wolfram technology-based educational initiatives.

YEARS:

 2017  | 2016  |  2015

Christian Pasquel

Christian Pasquel was part of the first group to join the Wolfram Research South America offices in Lima, Peru, in 2012. He has a physics background, and has been working on research since 2009. He currently leads the ServiceConnect group in working on connecting the Wolfram Language to external services. His interests include evolutionary biology, astrobiology, artificial intelligence, music, films, playing with data, and everything tech related. A self-proclaimed Wolfram fan, he works on different personal original projects using Mathematica. He is a cat lover, and had the main part in an official music video available online.

YEARS:

 2017  | 2016

Dariia Porechna

Dariia Porechna was born and grew up in the beautiful city of Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2016, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in applied maths and cryptology at the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Her graduation project was an attempt to attack the Kuznyechik cipher with differential cryptanalysis. Recently she contributed to research in the field of elliptic curves. Dariia fell deeply in love with the Wolfram Language in early 2015 and attended the Summer School as a student the same year. After graduation, she joined the Wolfram|Alpha team as a part of the localization project. Aside from working, she loves self discovery, reading books and traveling, especially taking long walks around cities and enjoying the ocean views.

YEARS:

 2017

Administrative Support

Anush Mehrabyan

Anush Mehrabyan participated in the Wolfram High School Summer Camp in the United States as a student in 2015. She believes that it was one of the best experiences she has ever had. In 2015, Anush participated in a conference at Glasgow University in Scotland. She recently graduated from UWC Robert Bosch College in Germany. During her college life, Anush was a co-organizer on the UWC Peace One Day committee in Germany, volunteered in a refugee camp and organized various projects in France, Italy and the Czech Republic. In 2016, Anush worked as a program coordinator at the Wolfram Summer School Armenia. In May 2017, Anush worked as a guest manager during the Aurora Prize event in Armenia. In 2017, she will attend the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Anush enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures.

YEARS:

 2017