Leyda M. Almodovar Velazquez

Biography

I grew up in Yauco, Puerto Rico and completed my Bachelor's at the University of Puerto Rico- Mayagüez. I came to Stonehill after completing my doctoral studies at the University of Iowa where I served as an instructor for one year and teaching assistant for four years. In 2013 and 2014, I received the Catherine Wegner Outstanding Mathematics Teaching Assistant Award, recognizing outstanding teaching assistants in the mathematics department. During my graduate studies, I completed a certificate in College Teaching. I also worked as a graduate assistant at the research program MSRI-UP in 2014. My dissertation is titled "Studying brain networks via topological data analysis and hierarchical clustering". 

My areas of interest include DNA self-assembly, topological data analysis, graph theory, and applications to biology.