Sharon Marie Crook

Professor, Arizona State University


Have fun and ask lots of questions.

What do you do?

I teach classes about how to use mathematics to understand biology. I also train graduate students how to do research in mathematical biology.

Why did you choose this field?

I always liked math and biology. I studied math and then learned how to do research in biology.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I wish I had known that I would be able to publish research on my own and find a position at a university that I love.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I look forward to working with students every day. It is very rewarding. I love encouraging them to ask science questions and showing them how to use math to answer them.

Best advice for next generation?

Have fun and ask lots of questions.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

But I don't see myself as a woman in science. I see myself as a scientist. -Donna Strickland

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