A theater artist and mathematician who had the great idea of making a website for both interests but then I had to decide whether to write in third-person for the theater people or first-person for the math people. You understand, don't you?
About the Artist
Corrine Yap is a playwright and performer passionate about issues of race and gender in contemporary society. Her works reflect her cultural experiences as an Asian-American woman and a mathematician, usually with a tinge of expressionism.
Corrine was born and raised in rural Missouri, in a Filipino-Chinese household. She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, but not before her focus on theater and mathematics led her to study at the Moscow Art Theatre School and at the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program.
Her most recent credits include performances of her solo show, Uniform Convergence, produced by the Pan-Asian Repertory Theatre in NYC as part of their 2017 NuWorks Festival. In the fall of 2017, she performed at the math departments of Yale and Rutgers (her home institution) and hopes to continue to share her work with both mathematical and theatrical communities.
About the Mathematician
Depending on whom you ask, I'm either a first- or a second-year Ph.D student at Rutgers University, hoping to pursue research in combinatorics and graph theory. In 2015, I attended the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program, and in 2016, I received my B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. I've done research on unipancyclic matroids with Dr. Colin Starr at the Willamette University REU and on phylogenetic networks with Drs. Katherine St. John and Megan Owen at the CUNY Lehman College REU. Since 2014, I've taught at MathILy, a summer math program for gifted high school students, under the direction of dr. sarah-marie belcastro.