Etta Z. Falconer Mathematics Lecture
The Department of Mathematics invites you to attend the lecture by
Tanya Moore, Ph.D, C’95, Youth Services Coordinator,
City of Berkeley, Ca.
Be More than a Statistic: Honoring the legacy of
Dr. Etta Z. Falconer
Monday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m., in the NASA Auditorium
Room 134, Albro-Falconer-Manley Center
"Do you strive to be an outlier? Or do you find contentment in being average?
My career path started with math and statistics and has evolved to include research, creating a national conference, citywide initiatives to combat health disparities and the achievement gap. Now I’ve learned that the path to legacy building isn’t always smooth.
Dr. Etta Z. Falconer dedicated her life to securing not only her own success, but ensuring the success of others. My professional experiences have shown me that a solid foundation in the mathematical sciences can open the door to many different career paths, but more importantly, my experiences have given me a deeper appreciation for the life and legacy of Dr. Falconer who demonstrated to so many of us how to be more than a statistic."
Tanya Moore, PhD, a native of Berkeley, CA, received her doctorate training in the field of Biostatistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Dr. Moore obtained a BS degree in Mathematics from Spelman College and a Masters in Science and Engineering from the Mathematical Sciences Department at The Johns Hopkins University. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of California, Los Angeles, she returned to her hometown where she worked with the Berkeley’s Public Health Division to address health inequities.
She is one of the creators of the Infinite Possibilities Conferences, which are designed to support, empower and promote underrepresented minority women mathematicians. The conference has been held on the campuses of Spelman College, North Carolina State University, UCLA and The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Currently, Dr. Moore works as the Youth Services Coordinator for the City of Berkeley. In this role she works with City departments, Berkeley Unified School District, UC Berkeley and community organizations on joint initiatives to close the academic achievement gap that persists in Berkeley's public schools. Dr. Moore is also one of the authors of Finding Your North: Self-Help Strategies for Science Related Careers and is a Board member for the organization Building Diversity in Science. She has been featured in Black Enterprise and O, The Oprah Magazine.