Service

For a list of outreach, service, professional society memberships (and more), see my CV

I am a founder of the UCI Math Community, Outreach, and Mentoring Program. I am also a member of the Society for Mathematical Biology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.


COMP is a graduate student led program designed to foster community and inclusivity within the UCI Mathematics Department. COMP is an expansion of the Math Department Peer Mentoring Program, and was formed in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and concerns highlighted at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.Jesse Kreger and Kelly Isham founded COMP in Summer 2020. John Peca-Medlin was the inagural COMP Fellow (2020-2021) and Kat Dover is the COMP Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year.The mission of COMP is to:
  • support incoming students better, with a specific focus on students from diverse backgrounds,
  • create a better sense of community among the graduate students in the Math Department,
  • lead to better retention of students, and more success for graduate students in the Math Department, and
  • connect math graduate students to important resources in the UCI community.


The SMB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee works to develop, implement, and oversee initiatives to ensure SMB supports and promotes all of our members regardless of their identities, affiliations, or status.