Welcome to the Math Department

Math Majors

We welcome any potential math majors to the department. If you haven't declared math yet but would like to get emails about our events, please email Kathy Sheldon (ksheldon@pomona.edu) with your full name and class year. If you are a potential math major and would like to be on our poster, please submit a high resolution photo to Kathy early in the fall semester.

2016-2017 Liaisons

Looking forward to a great year in the Math Dept with the 2016-17 Liaisons!! The six students below will be planning the math retreat, T-shirts, and other exciting events; they welcome your input. They can be contacted to liaise with Math faculty if you have any questions or concerns about academic issues. Also, check out their Facebook page for announcements of events.

Ruby Kim ’17

Ruby Kim

Hi there! My name is Ruby and I'm a fourth-year applied math major interested in mathematical biology. Some classes I've taken include Combinatorics, Clinical Trials, Real Analysis, and Math Modeling. I love playing basketball and board games. You might see me longboarding around campus and/or sporting one of my various Dodgers caps --stop me and say hi!!

Beauttie Kuture ’17

Beauttie Kuture

Welcome to the Math Department! My name is Beauttie Kuture, and I was born and raised in Reno, NV.  I'm an avid fan of hip-hop, and I love playing the piano, attending poetry slams, and dancing in my free time. As a senior, I've taken a good amount of both pure and applied math courses. I also did research over the summer at UC Berkeley. Feel free to send me an e-mail or find me in Millikan to ask me about anything!

Tim Schaaff ’17 

Tim Schaaff

Hello! I am a senior applied math major, although you could say I am pure at heart. I was born and raised in Southern California, and transferred to Pomona from Pasadena City College. I have taken Real Analysis I and II, Mathematical Modeling, and Probability. I also play drums in the Millikan Family Band with professors Chandler and Radunskaya. We have many hit songs, including "I Like Nerds" and "47." In my free time, I enjoy listening to vinyl records, watching movies, and eating delicious food. 

Amy Oden ’18

Amy Oden

Hi, y’all! I’m Amy and I’m a third year from Houston, Texas. As a mathie at Pomona, I’ve taken Calc II, Linear Algebra, Vector Calc, Combinatorics, Probability, Intro Stats, and Operations Research, and I am enrolled in Real Analysis. My goal is to double major in math and dance, so pay no mind when you see me rolling/leaping through Millikan’s halls (actually, please join me). I’m so excited to enter my second year of being a liaison and hope that I can help provide support and community to all mathies! Please feel free to talk to me about math at Pomona, or anything else!

Adam Starr ’18

Adam Starr

Howdy, I am Adam Starr! At Pomona, I have taken Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus, Statistical Methods for Clinical Trial Data, Discrete Dynamical Systems and Chaos, Abstract Algebra I, and Real Analysis I and II. When not working on math problems, I like to solve puzzles, travel and explore all things culinary. I also work at the Pomona College Museum of Art, so check out my exhibition Now Screening: Andy Warhol Prints this Spring! I hope to make the Math Department as inclusive and great as possible, so if you have any suggestions or critiques, please, let me know!

Jacob Fontana ’19

Jacob Fontana

Hi all, my name is Jacob and I’m a sophomore math major. I used to live in the south suburbs of Chicago, but now I reside in Diamond Bar California (about 20 minutes from the colleges on a good day). I’ve taken linear algebra, vector calculus, and number theory. I’m currently enrolled in both real analysis and combinatorics. This past summer I also did research on rational distance sets with Professor Chávez. You’ll probably see me boarding around campus or silently crying over a problem set in the math lounge (hopefully not too often). Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about classes, research, or anything else at Pomona. I look forward to meeting you!