Meet a Black Mathematician (MBM) Program:

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Find below a list of our Mathematicians and their bios:

  1. Dr. Yohana Solomon

Yohana Solomon is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at York University. Her research focuses on algebraic combinatorics, which is an interplay between algebra and combinatorics. For over ten years, she has taught mathematics to students of all ages and levels. She has also organized several workshops and panels that highlight and celebrate the achievements of a diverse group of mathematicians. She is active in promoting an inclusive mathematics community.

2. Sheriff Shuaib

In 2014, Sherif Shuaib completed his B.Tech in Mathematics/Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria. He subsequently received his MSc. in Applied Mathematics from the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, in 2020. He has also worked as an editor at the Publication Unit, Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus, Thailand. His research interest lies in Mathematical Modeling, Epidemiology, and Ecology. He is currently a PhD student at York University working on the impact of environmental stressors on species distribution and abundance. He also assists with mentoring Black mathematics students at York University.

3. Taiye Estwick

Taiye is a third-year Applied Mathematics major with a keen interest in mathematical modelling. His goal is to work in academia and inspire as many black youths to pursue careers in STEM fields as possible.