Angie Hodge, Eileen Murray, and Hayley Milbourne

Jess Hagman, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Her interest in MPWR stems from her own reflections on the role that mentoring has played in her development as a member of the RUME community. She has been afforded many opportunities for mentorship throughout her career, and hopes to extend these opportunities to all womxn in the RUME community through the MPWR seminar.

Stacy Musgrave, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Cal Poly Pomona. Musgrave's enthusiasm for the MPWR seminar stems from having positive experiences with mentors at critical junctions of her career. She recognizes the value of academic relationships that engender a sense of belonging, and has especially benefited from collaborating with others in her transition from pure mathematics to mathematics education research. Musgrave hopes to encourage a sense of belonging for women in RUME by creating a community of sustained support through MPWR.

Eva Thanheiser, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Fariborz Maseeh Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Portland State University. Dr. Thanheiser enjoyed excellent mentoring throughout her graduate studies and early career and wishes to foster the same for current students and early career faculty in general and at RUME in particular.

Megan Wawro, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics Department at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses student thinking and instructional design in linear algebra, and student understanding of mathematics in quantum physics. Wawro is thrilled with the strong community and support network that started with MPWR 2014 and continues to grow each year, and she looks forward to see how community members continue to support and empower one another in the RUME community and beyond.


Stacy Musgrave,; Jess Hagman,;

Megan Wawro,; and Eva Thanheiser,

Angie Hodge, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department and Statistics at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Her research interests include inquiry-based learning in the university mathematics classroom and gender equity in the STEM disciplines. It was through mentoring that she discovered her love for mathematics. She enjoys both the benefits of being a mentor and a mentee, and hopes to connect with and inspire other womxn through MPWR.

Eileen Murray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montclair State University. She first attended MPWR in 2016 after hearing about it at the 2015 RUME conference. Eileen's interest in MPWR is connected to her passion for mentoring and leadership as a professor, coach, and advisor.

Hayley Milbourne, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor in the Mathematics department at San Diego State University and MiraCosta College in San Diego. She has been involved as a mentor in several different organizations centered on mentoring women and girls in STEM and MPWR was the first time she had the chance to be a mentee. MPWR helped her throughout her graduate career and she looks forward to giving back to the organization in any way she can.