My name is Jessie Oehrlein, and I’m a second year applied math graduate student at Columbia University in the Applied Physics and Applied Math department. My research is in atmospheric science, specifically focused on factors affecting North Atlantic and European weather and climate.

I graduated from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering with a degree in mechanical engineering in May 2016. Before that, I went to Oklahoma School of Science and Math, a two year, public, residential high school in Oklahoma City. During high school I spent my summers at Canada/USA Mathcamp (’09-’10) and Research Science Institute (’11). During college I received a Critical Language Scholarship in Azerbaijani, did chemical engineering research in Singapore, and spent fall 2014 at Budapest Semesters in Mathematics.

I’m a teaching assistant at Art of Problem Solving, and I love teaching/assisting math classes and workshops for middle and high school students.

In my free time, I go to ballet and modern dance performances, ride roller coasters, contra dance, write about Methodist hymnody, and read a lot of YA lit.