Saint Mary's College of California

Kristen Beck

blankKristen Beck

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington, 2011

Homepage:  www.kristenvonbecker.com
Email:  kab24@stmarys-ca.edu
Telephone: (925) 631-6298
Office: Galileo 108-B


Research interests: Commutative algebra, homological algebra

About: Prof. Beck grew up primarily in Texas, but has also lived in a few spots along the East Coast. She joined the Department in 2014 after finishing a postdoc at the University of Arizona. She’s very happy to now be settled in the Bay Area! When not doing mathematics, Prof. Beck likes to hike, bike, cook/eat delicious vegan food, or talk about her three cats.

What’s New

The Math & CS Department is seeking applications for the Brother Dominic Barry Math Scholarships, which will be awarded to incoming freshmen in 2016! For information, go to Activities » Math Scholarship Competition.

Math in the Media

The United States has won the Math Olympiad for the first time in 21 years!

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