Magdalene Adotey is a first-year Medical Anthropology major at The Ohio State University. She is on the Pre-Med track with plans to become a pediatrician and one day open her own practice. As a project outreach fellow, she helps plan outreach events and subject interviews. She enjoys politics, math, and cultural learning. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, working out, and solving puzzles. Magdalene joined the Hidden Figures Revealed project because, in her words, “it is important to educate our community on the achievements of underrepresented groups that our youth can look up to.”
Liz Arend is a fourth-year student at The Ohio State University earning a degree in the Integrated Major in Mathematics and English (IMME). As a communication fellow, she manages the blog site and creates digital narratives of events, individuals, and movements from research periods of the Hidden Figures Revealed case study. When she isn’t conducting research or studying for school, she enjoys doing anything crafty and exploring Columbus’ many metro parks. Liz is excited and honored to be one of the lucky students tasked with unearthing the stories of Ohio State’s Black mathematics alumni.
Jordan Carter is a fourth-year Honor’s Broadcast Journalism/Communications major at Central State University hailing from Dayton, Ohio. As a communication fellow, one of Jordan’s roles on the team has been to examine the integral relationship between HBCUs and The Ohio State University. He assists with visually presenting and archiving the project across multiple platforms, including video and graphic design. He aspires to work in media entertainment and sports communications upon graduation. He hosts a successful podcast and sports website and his interests include sports, media entertainment, real estate, and stocks. Jordan’s motivation for working on the Hidden Figures Revealed project is to embrace excellence through examinations of the lives of Ohio State’s Black mathematics graduates and showcase their work in society.
Toni Chinchar is a fourth-year student at The Ohio State University from Streetsboro, Ohio. She is majoring in Environmental Engineering and her goal is to help develop better technologies that increase access to safe drinking water in developing communities. Toni’s role on the team is project management which includes leading the student team meetings, keeping track of the team’s progress and calendar, and creating project reports. When she is not working or studying, she likes to spend her free time rock climbing, backpacking, and napping with her cat. Toni joined this project because she believes it is important to highlight the academic achievements of underrepresented groups in mathematics to inspire future generations of students.
Angela Li is a third-year Computer Science and Mathematics major at The Ohio State University hailing from Columbus, Ohio. She serves as the community outreach coordinator for Ohio State’s Association of Computing Machinery, Women’s Chapter (ACM-W). She brings her passion for K-12 STEM outreach to the Hidden Figures Revealed project, where she helps create lesson plans relating to the work of featured Black mathematicians. She loves rock climbing, lifting, and drawing. She also enjoys scenic bike rides and doing math with friends. In the future, Angela aspires to continue with STEM outreach and to pursue a graduate degree in Mathematics.
Imani McCormick is a third-year student at The Ohio State University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a law and health focus. Drawing from her global experiences and multicultural background, Imani takes an intersectional approach to her academic studies and work as a communication fellow on the Hidden Figures Revealed project. Within the communication cohort, she constructs digital narratives of select Black mathematicians and relevant historical events and movements. She also designs digital marketing elements to extend the study’s reach beyond the campus community. Her curiosity and love for learning lean into her passion for exploring new cities, trying unique cuisines, starting the day with a good book, and challenging herself to continually pursue new hobbies. By bringing the hidden stories of Ohio State’s Black mathematicians to life, Imani hopes to inspire the next generation to make their mark in STEAM fields.
Hannah McDavid is a third-year student majoring in Mathematics; Women’s, Gender, Sexuality studies; and Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability at The Ohio State University. As a math outreach fellow on the Hidden Figures Revealed project, she applies her talents to create and disseminate mathematics lesson plans designed to raise awareness among K-12 students and educators of Black math achievements. Hannah is passionate about educating youth on issues of inequity and hopes to enlighten generations to come on the once-hidden stories of the almost 200 Black mathematicians to graduate from the university.
Devin Suttles is a second-year Mechanical Engineering major at The Ohio State University. As a communication fellow, his contributions include providing perspective to the data collection efforts as well as helping to bring to life the stories of the featured individuals on the Hidden Figures Revealed website. In his free time, he is a percussionist and recently discovered an interest in sampling sounds in the music composition studio. Devin says he was drawn to the research team because of his fascination in “pulling back the layers of human social behaviors and being able to tell stories of groundbreaking individuals who overcame adversity to inspire the future generations and especially those in the STEM field.”