This lecture was filmed at the 2017 National Math Festival in Washington, D.C. and features Dr. Talea L. Mayo of the University of Central Florida.
Talea Mayo grew up watching the TV show "Matlock" and always thought she'd be a lawyer. However, she also always really enjoyed math. It was challenging for her, but as with anything, she got better the more she practiced. She grew to love the subject and later realized the similarities between math problems and the logical arguments required in law. She wanted to make an impact on society with her career, and eventually found that through mathematics she could do that too! Watch this talk to understand how.
Dr. Talea L. Mayo is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering at the University of Central Florida. She specializes in coastal ocean modeling, with special interests in hurricane storm surge modeling, flood risk assessment, and the development of mathematical methods of improving models using data.