Alissa S. Crans

Presenter Name: Alissa S. Crans

City, State/Province, Country: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Field of Work/Study: Professor of Mathematics, Loyola Marymount University

Preferred Method of Contact: Email
Email Address:

Preferred Audience Type(s):

  • Elementary School Kids (especially groups of girls)
  • Middle School Kids (especially groups of girls)
  • High Schoolers
  • College Students
  • Recent College Grads
  • Adults

Preferred Audience Size:

  • Small Groups (Under 30 attendees)  
  • Medium-Size Groups (30 to 100 attendees)  
  • Large Groups (100 to 300 attendees)  
  • Very Large Groups (Over 300 attendees)

Open to Presenting Remotely via Online Video-Conference Tools?

  • Yes (Zoom (preferred), Google Hangouts, Skype)

Short Bio:Alissa’s enthusiastic ability to share and communicate mathematics has earned her national recognition by the Mathematical Association of America with the Hasse Prize for expository writing and the Alder Award for distinguished teaching. Alissa is known for her active mentoring and supporting of women, underrepresented students, and junior faculty. She is dedicated to engaging a wide variety of audiences to increase their appreciation and enthusiasm for her discipline through interactive presentations. She generates excitement about math in settings that range from the National Math Festival in Washington DC and the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City to “Nerd Nite Los Angeles” and K-12 public school classrooms. When not enticing others with the beauty of mathematics you can find her rehearsing with the Santa Monica College Wind Ensemble or on her quest to find the spiciest salsa in LA.

Honoraria are generally appreciated by our presenters, in addition to travel expenses. If you would like Alissa to present at your event, please send her an email to make arrangements.