California Polytechnic State University, BS 2014
University of Notre Dame, MS 2016
Kathryn Mulholland is a PhD candidate at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Mathematics.
Her research constructs an algebraic structure (a generalized cluster algebra) from geometry (a non-standard Poisson structure) on the space of rectangular matrices. This work connects the two fields of Cluster Algebra and Poisson Geometry, and has applications to theoretical physics.
Kathryn is passionate about mentoring women and underrepresented groups in STEM. She has participated in various outreach opportunities, from judging science fairs to assisting the Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program.
Outside of academics, Kathryn enjoys cooking, hiking, and playing sports. Her most recent culinary adventure has been making homemade sourdough bread and her most recent backpacking trip was Denali National Park in Alaska.She is also enthusiastic about college pedagogy--particularly active and inquiry-based learning. As a Graduate Associate of ND Learning | Kaneb Center, she designs and delivers workshops, writes research-based and practical blogs, and encourages the adoption of practices that enhance learning.