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Math Students

Welcome to the Math Department

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 ( 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.

2019-2020 Liaisons

Let’s meet your 2019-2020 Math Liaisons!! The six students below will be planning the math retreat, T-shirts, and other exciting events; they welcome your input. Your Math Liaisons 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

Helen Guo '20

Hello everyone! My name is Helen and I am a junior and an applied math major. I love spending my time manipulating matrices, toying with proofs, and tinkering with models of systems over time. Outside of math, I run for the Pomona-Pitzer cross country team and love exploring the outdoors. I am also an avid anime and manga fan! I’m delighted to be a math resource and get to know everyone in the math department this year.

Amy Watt '20

My name is Amy and I'm a senior math and molecular biology double major! I decided to major in math because I loved my math classes and the department so much after my first couple classes. I'm most interested in data analysis and applications of math in biology. At Pomona, I'm also involved with Claremont Challah, am on the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field team, and have competed with the Canadian Paralympic Track and Field team. I'm looking forward to getting to know the math department better and being a math liaison!

Sabina Kou '21


Salih Erdal '22

Hello everyone! My name is Salih and I am an international student from Istanbul, Turkey. I am a Math major who loves to tackle proofs and apply mathematical concepts to aspects of life. Outside of math I am interested in history and philosophy, and I want to somehow put these areas of interest together into good use for humanity in the future. I would love to talk with you about your interests and what you dream of becoming/doing in the future, which is the main reason that I wanted to become a liaison. So, please reach out to me!

Tanvi Jhunjhunwala '22


Ra-Zakee Muhammad '22

Hi everyone, my name is Ra-Zakee. I'm from Chicago, IL, and I am a sophomore math major on the pure track. A few topics in mathematics that interest me are combinatorics, topology, and set theory. Outside of math I enjoy reading about human behavior, music, and art. Also, I can’t live without cooking, coding, and nature. I am excited to be a math liaison this spring semester so that I may help anyone with their concerns, struggles, or interests in the math department. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the department and your place in it. 

Association for Women in Mathematics Student Chapter

The student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics at Pomona College strives for gender equity in mathematics by coordinating resource-sharing and community-building events. Recent highlights include technical workshops on mathematical programming languages, attending the AWM Research Symposium, as well as themed lunches with special guests. This year, the agenda will also include discussions on equity and inclusiveness in mathematics, student panels on topics such as research and post-graduate opportunities, professional development oriented events, and more! Anyone is welcome to get involved by reaching out to us through Facebook--be sure to like our page!