ZONIA KARINA MENENDEZ

Graduate Student in Mathematics

 

ZONIA KARINA MENENDEZ INFO

I'm a PhD candidate in the mathematics department of Wesleyan University under the supervision of Christopher Rasmussen. I received my bachelors in science, majoring in mathematics, at the College of New Jersey.

Other than math and teaching I spend some free time:

  • taking pictures, but usually things nature related --especially sunsets (and sunrises if I'm lucky)

  • being creative, whether it's singing, drawing, dot journaling, or drumming

  • getting spooked especially in the form of watching scary movies and shows

  • spending time with loved ones. 💕 

Throwback to 4am adventures at the beach
 

TEACHING

 
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CURRENT

Math Workshop tutor through the math department at Wesleyan Department.

PAST TEACHING

Spring 2020:

     Instructor at Wesleyan University for MATH 120: Elements of Calculus, Part II. 

Fall 2018:

     Instructor at Wesleyan University for MATH 119: Elements of Calculus, Part I. This class is intended for students who have not seen Calculus previously.

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Because saying goodbye only gets harder

TEACHING STATEMENT

Teaching is my main passion, as well as, being an ally to students especially those who are underrepresented. I am very eager to utilize and find ways to make my classroom a welcoming and supportive environment for all. If you have any tips or suggestions please contact me below.

RESEARCH

I am a fifth year graduate student currently pursuing my PhD at Wesleyan University in mathematics under the supervision of Chris Rasmussen. 

My research interests include Arithmetic Geometry, more specifically I am studying non cuspidal, non-CM sporadic points on the modular curves X_0(n) and X_1(M, MN).

On my bookstand:

On the Level of Modular Curves that Give Rise to Isolated j-invariants by Abbey Bourdon et al.

The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves by Joseph H. Silverman

Elliptic Curves, Modular Forms, and Their L-functions by Alvaro Lozano-Robledo

Algebraic Curves by William Fulton

Number Fields by Daniel A. Marcus

 

SERVICE & OUTREACH

Current Committees

  • Graduate Student Seminar Co-Organizer

  • AMS Chapter Secretary

Past Committees

  • Wesleyan Housing Committee Member

  • The College of New Jersey AWM Chapter Vice President

The EDGE Program

  • Mentor in 2019

  • Participant in 2016

 
 

 
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GET IN TOUCH

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Wesleyan University
Science Tower 613
265 Church Street
Middletown, CT 06459-0128
Office: 632 Exley Science Center

(860) 685-2620

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