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Erika Camacho

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Associate Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2352
Assoc Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2352
Biography

After earning her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Cornell University in 2003, Erika T. Camacho spent a year as a postdoctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She then held a tenure-track faculty position at Loyola Marymount University, while also co-directing the Applied Mathematical Sciences Summer Institute (AMSSI), before arriving at ASU in 2007. She continues to serve as co-director of AMSSI, and was co-principal investigator for two grants from the National Security Agency providing funding for the summer institute.

Dr. Camacho conducts research at the interface of mathematical applications to biology and sociology. Some of her projects include mathematically modeling the transcription network in yeast, the interactions of photoreceptors, social networks, and fungal resistance under selective pressure.

Among the publications she has co-authored are "Positive influence dominating set in online social networks" in Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences; "Dynamics of Two van der Pol Oscillators Coupled via a Bath" in International Journal of Solids and Structures; "‘Traveling Wave' Solution of FitzHugh Model with Cross-Diffusion" in Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering; and "Alcohol's Effect on Neuron Firing" in The Mathematical Scientist.

Dr. Camacho has received various awards including a Citation from the U.S. National Security Agency for her excellent work in mentoring and guiding undergraduate research. She has made extensive contributions of service and outreach at the national level, such as serving as a member of the Diversity Advisory Committee for the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), the Advisory Board for the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), the task force for expanding mathematical activities at SACNAS, and the Panel on Undergraduate Math-bio Programs (PUMP). She is a Ford Fellow, Sloan Fellow, and a Mellon Mays Fellow.

Dr. Camacho's invited presentations range from panel presentations, research talks, and keynote addresses on "Overcoming Adversity," "The Forces Behind my Drive, Before, During, and After Graduate School," "Taking the Next Steps," and "Mentoring for Success - A Mathematical Perspective," the latter before the Associateship and Fellowship Program Advisory Committee of the National Academies of Science.

 

Research Interests

Current Research Interests

Mathematical Modeling, Dynamical Systems, Networks, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Sociology, Differential Equations, Mathematics Education.

 

Publications
  • E.T. Camacho, C. Punzo , S. Wirkus. Quantifying the Metabolic Contribution to Photoreceptor Death in Retinitis Pigmentosa via a Mathematical Model. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2016).
  • E.T. Camacho, T. Leveillard, J.-A. Sahel, 2016, S. Wirkus.  Mathematical Model of the Role of RdCVF in the Coexistence of Rods and Cones in a Healthy Eye. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (2016).
  • E.T. Camacho, A. Radulescu, S. Wirkus. Bifurcation Analysis of a Photoreceptor Interaction Model for Retinitis Pigmentosa. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (2016).
  • K.D. Dahlquist, B.G. Fitzpatrick, E.T. Camacho, S.D. Entzminger*, and N.C. Wanner*. “Parameter Estimation for Gene Regulatory Networks from Microarray Data: Cold Shock Response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (2015).
  • S. Wirkus, E. Camacho, P. Marshall. Mathematical modeling of fungal infection in immune compromised individuals: The Effect of back mutation on drug treatment. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2015).
  • R.L. Brown, E. Camacho, E.G. Cameron, C. Hamlet, K.A. Homan, H-W. Kang, P.R. Robinson, K.S. Williams**, and G.R. Wyrick**. A Stochastic Model of the Melanopsin Phototransduction Cascade. In Applications of Dynamical Systems in Biology and Medicine (2015).
  • Erika Camacho, Luis Melara, Cristina Villalobos, Stephen Wirkus. Optimal Control in the Treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology (2014).
  • Erika Camacho. The Development and Interaction of Terrorist and Fanatic Groups. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (2013).
  • Erika Camacho, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, Stephen Wirkus. Metering Effects in Population Systems. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (2013).
  • Erika Camacho, Christopher Kribs-Zaleta, Stephen Wirkus. The Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute - a Model of Mentorship Through Research. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (2013).
  • Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus. Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2013).
  • W.Caldwell*, B.Freedman*, L.Settles*, M.Thomas*, A.Murillo**, E.Camacho, S.Wirkus. Substance Abuse via Legally Prescribed Drugs: The Case of Vicodin in The United State. ASU's Mathematical, Computational & Modeling Sciences Center Technical Report (2013).
  • V.Chastain*, J.Lunsford*, A.Ortega*, R.Reyes-Grimaldo*, E.Camacho. Iron Accumulation in the Cell: A Mathematical Model of Friedreich's Ataxia. ASU's Mathematical, Computational & Modeling Sciences Center Technical Report (2012).
  • E.Camacho, S.Wirkus, P.Marshall. Mathematical modeling of fungal infection in immune compromised individuals: Implications for drug treatment. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2011).
  • Feng Wang, Hongwei Du, Erika Camacho, Kuai Xu, Wonjun Lee, Yan Shi, Shan Shan. On Positive Influence Dominating Sets in Social Networks. Theoretical Computer Science (2011).
  • J.Baez*, T.Gonzalez*, A.Murillo**, Danielle Toupo*, Rosalia Zarate*, E.Camacho. My BIG Fat Math Model: B-Cell Compensation and Type 2 Diabetes. ASU's Mathematical, Computational & Modeling Sciences Center Technical Report (2011).
  • Benjamin Morin, Liana Medina-Rios, Erika Camacho, Carlos Castillo-Chavez. Static Behavioral Effects on Gonorrhea Transmission Dynamics in a MSM Population. Journal Theoretical Biology (2010).
  • Connie McNeely, Erika Camacho. Conceptualizing STEP Workforce Migration in the Modern World Polity. Social Science Research Network (2010).
  • Erika Camacho, Miguel Colon, Daniel Hernandez, Ubaldo Rodriguez-Bernier, Jon van Laarhoven, Stephen Wirkus. A Mathematical Model of Photoreceptor Interactions. Journal of Theoretical Biology (2010).
  • Feng Wang, Erika Camacho, Kuai Xu. Positive Influence Dominating Set in Online Social Networks. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Proc. of COCOA (2009).
  • Camacho, Erika, Wirkus, Stephen. The Applied Mathematical Sciences Summer Institute. Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics/ American Mathematical Society (2007).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 452Intro Chaos/Nonlinear Dynamics
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 493Honors Thesis
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
APM 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
APM 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 270Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
MAT 421Applied Computational Methods
MAT 493Honors Thesis
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
APM 792Research
AML 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 452Intro Chaos/Nonlinear Dynamics
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 493Honors Thesis
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
APM 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 270Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
MAT 462Applied Partial Diff Equations
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 493Honors Thesis
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
AML 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 270Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I
MAT 450Mathematical Models in Biology
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 271Calculus w/Analytic Geomtry II
MAT 462Applied Partial Diff Equations
MAT 493Honors Thesis
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
AML 792Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 492Honors Directed Study
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AML 792Research
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
AML 590Reading and Conference
AML 792Research
AML 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MAT 271Calculus w/Analytic Geomtry II
MAT 275Modern Differential Equations
MAT 499Individualized Instruction
AML 592Research
AML 790Reading and Conference
AML 792Research
Presentations
  • Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus. Modeling Photoreceptor Death and Rescue. Blackwell Tapia Conference (Nov 2014).
  • Erika Camacho, Claudio Punzo, Demetrios Vavvas, Stephen Wirkus. Modeling Photoreceptor Death and Rescue. WIMIN Conference (Nov 2014).
  • Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus. Mathematical Models of the Retina and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Loss. Mathematical Association of America (MAA) MathFest (Aug 2014).
  • Erika Camacho. The Eyes Have It: Mathematical Modeling of the Retina. Mathematical Association of America (MAA) MathFest (Aug 2014).
  • Erika Camacho. My Trajectory and Mentors Who Carved My Path. College Assistance Migrant Program STEM Migrant Student Leadership institutes (Jul 2014).
  • Erika Camacho. Incorporating a Global Perspective in STEM Education Through Interdisciplinary Projects. Association of American Colleges & Universities TIDES Institute (Jul 2014).
  • Erika Camacho, Claudio Punzo, Stephen Wirkus. Mathematical Models of Retinitis Pigmentosa. SIAM Annual Conference (AN14) (Jul 2014).
  • Erika Camacho, Claudio Punzo, Stephen Wirkus. Mathematical Models of Retinitis Pigmentosa. Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB) Annual Conference (Jul 2014).
  • Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus. Inferring Photoreceptor Death and Rescue in Retinitis Pigmentosa from Mathematical Models and In Silico Experiments. Institut de la Vision (May 2014).
  • Erika Camacho. Advice from My Experience for Graduate Students and Postdocs. Women in Math Lunch Series, MIT (Mar 2014).
  • Erika Camacho. How can mathematics help us understand certain diseases of the eye. Kids' Tech University, Virginia Tech (Jan 2014).
  • Erika Camacho, Pam Marshall, Stephen Wirkus. Understanding Gene Regulatory Interactions Through Recurrent Neural Networks. Math Colloquium (Wellesley College) (Nov 2013).
  • Erika Camacho, Pamela Marshall, Stephen Wirkus. It's All Math: Using Mathematics to Solve Real World Problems. SACNAS Annual Conference (Oct 2013).
  • Erika Camacho, Pamela Marshall, Stephen Wirkus. Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks from mathematical Models. SACNAS Annual Conference (Oct 2013).
  • Erika Camacho. The Power of STEM and How It Changed My Life. 8th Annual Peach State LSAMP Symposium (Atlanta, GA) (Oct 2013).
  • Erika Camacho. Creating New Science through a Diverse Systems Approach. LMU McNair Scholars Fall Symposium (Loyola Marymount University) (Sep 2013).
  • Erika Camacho. Benjamin E. Mays Address: Solidifying Our Understanding of Medical and Physiological Challenges as a Result of New Technologies and Ingenuity. Mellon Mays Summer Conference (Bryn Mawr College) (Jun 2013).
  • Erika Camacho, Pamela Marshall, Anarina Murillo. Insights into Type 2 Diabetes Using Two Different Mathematical Approaches. Summer Math Institute (SMI), Cornell University (Jun 2013).
  • Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus. Mathematical Modeling and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Loss. Math Colloquium, West Point Academy (May 2013).
  • Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus. Mathematical Modeling and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Loss. Math Colloquium, Pomona College (Mar 2013).
  • Erika Camacho. How Sheer Determination, Resilience, and a Few Impacting Mentors Can Overcome Adversity. Mathapalooza (Pomona College) (Mar 2013).
  • Erika Camacho. Mathematical Modeling and In Silico Experiments: Shedding Light on Vision Lost. New Frontiers in Medical Science Biotechnology and Medicine Lecture Series (Nov 2012).
  • Erika Camacho. An Indomitable Spirit in the Making. Field of Dreams Conference (Nov 2012).
  • Erika Camacho. Mathematical and Computer Modeling: Insights to Social and Physiological Problems. What's Your Passion? Herberger Young Scholars Academy (Sep 2012).
  • Erika Camacho. Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. SIAM 2012 Annual Conference (Jul 2012).
  • Erika Camacho. Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. MIT Department of Biology HHMI Special Research Seminar (Jun 2012).
  • Erika Camacho. Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. Cornell University, Center for Applied Mathematics Colloquium (May 2012).
  • Erika Camacho, Stephen Wirkus. Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. ARVO - The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2012 Annual Conference (May 2012).
  • Erika Camacho. Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. Purdue University Mathematics Department Colloquium (Apr 2012).
  • Erika Camacho. Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. Infinite Possibilities Conference (Mar 2012).
  • Erika Camacho. It Takes a Village to Raise a Mathematician. Infinite Possibilities Conference (Mar 2012).
  • Erika Camacho. Principles of Compartmental Models and Their Implications in Epidemics. What's Your Passion? Herberger Young Scholars Academy (Jan 2012).
  • Erika Camacho. Insights to Success: Real-Life Adventures of SACNAS Scientists. SACNAS Annual Conference (Oct 2011).
  • Erika Camacho. Balancing Life and Career. Ford Foundation 2011 Conference (Oct 2011).
  • Erika Camacho. Sloan program directors workshop. Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring (Oct 2011).
  • Erika Camacho. E-Inspiring STEM Leadership panel. 26th National Hispanic Women's Professional & Leadership Institutes (Oct 2011).
  • Erika Camacho. Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. ASU's Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Science Center Mini-Workshop (Jun 2011).
  • Erika Camacho. Latinas in the STEM Disciplines. 2011 Gender Matters Symposium, (May 2011).
  • Erika Camacho. Tracing the Progression of Retinitis Pigmentosa via Photoreceptor Interactions. Los Arizona Days, Tucson, AZ (Apr 2011).
  • Erika Camacho. Mathematical Models of the Human Eye. MIT Women in Mathematics Lecture Series (Apr 2011).
  • Erika Camacho. Good intentions are necessary but not sufficient: Steps toward best practices in mentoring underrepresented students. Joint Mathematics Meetings (Jan 2011).
  • Erika Camacho. Overcoming Adversity Through Impacting Mentors and Role Models. 2009 NSF PAESMEM Awards Ceremony (Jan 2011).
  • Erika Camacho. The Importance of Mentoring in Overcoming Adversity. 16th Annual SAEOPP National McNair Scholars Research Conference (Jun 2010).
  • Erika Camacho. Taking the Next Steps. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) (Nov 2009).
  • Erika Camacho. Experiences of Former Scholars in Creating and Engaging a Learning Environment. The Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring (Oct 2009).
  • Erika Camacho. Mathematical Models of Neuron Firing. George Washington University Summer Program for Women in Mathematics (SPWM) (Jul 2009).
  • Erika Camacho. Mentoring for Success - A Mathematical Perspective. Meeting of The National Academies Associateship and Fellowships Office Advisory Committee (Jun 2009).
  • Erika Camacho. Overcoming Adversity in Pursuit of Professional Goals. Sonia Kovalevsky Day (ASU West) (Feb 2009).
  • Erika Camacho. The Forces Behind My Drive, Before, During, and After Graduate School. MGE@MSA (Apr 2008).
  • Erika Camacho. Photoreceptors, Evolutionary Games, and Differential Equations. MGE@MSA (Apr 2008).
  • Erika Camacho. Overcoming Adversity. University of North Texas McNair Scholars Research Conference (Feb 2008).
  • Camacho, Erika. Two Mathematical Models of A Neuron Firing Under the Influence of Alcohol or Related Drugs. Natural Sciences Week (Nov 2007).
  • Camacho, Erika. The Importance of Mentoring in Overcoming Adversity. Natural Sciences Week (Nov 2007).
  • Camacho, Erika. A Mathematical Perspective of the Melting Pot of Cultures in Los Angeles. Faculty Research Poster Session (Oct 2007).
  • Camacho, Erika. Deterministic and Small-World Network Models of College Drinking Patters. Faculty Research Poster Session (Oct 2007).
  • Camacho, Erika. Mentoring for Postdoctoral Fellows. Compact for Diversity Institute (Oct 2007).
  • Camacho, Erika. Mentors and Role Models- Opening Session Keynote Address. Compact for Diversity Institute (Oct 2007).
  • Camacho, Erika. Postdoctoral and Dissertation Sciences Workshop. Ford Foundation Conference of Fellows (Oct 2007).
  • Camacho, Erika. Successful Networking Practices. Infinite Possibilities Conference (Oct 2007).
  • Camacho, Erika. The Effect of Alcohol on Neuron Firing. Infinite Possibilites Conference (Oct 2007).
  • Camacho, Erika. The Role of Mentoring in Pursuit of a Higher Degree. Promise Summer Success Institute (Aug 2007).
  • Camacho, Erika. Mathematical Models of Neuron Firing. SUMSRI (Jun 2007).
  • Camacho, Erika. Alcohol's Effect on Neuron Firing. Joint Math Meetings (Jan 2007).
Service
  • MBI Diversity Committee, Member (2012 - Present)
  • MBI Diversity Committee, Member (2012 - Present)
  • MBI Diversity Committee, Member (2012 - Present)
  • NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellowship Review Panel, Member of review panel (2012 - Present)
  • National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Advisory Board Member (2012 - Present)
  • National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Advisory Board Member (2012 - Present)
  • National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), Advisory Board Member (2012 - Present)
  • National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, Southwest Regional Advisory Board Member (2012 - Present)
  • National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, Southwest Regional Advisory Board Member (2012 - Present)
  • National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences, Southwest Regional Advisory Board Member (2012 - Present)
  • Deeper Engagement Working Group, Office of the Dean for Graduate Education, MIT, Member (2011 - Present)
  • Mentoring & women in STEM at HWC Conference Interview, Interviewed by Pulitzer prize winner Paul B. Roges (2011 - Present)
  • Horizonte Interview, Interview for Public Affairs segment on Horizonte, aired on KAET Public TV (2011 - Present)
  • 2nd Annual Career Fair, Littleton Elementary School, Distinguished Guest Speaker (2011 - Present)
  • SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Panel on Undergraduate Mathbiology Programs (PUMP), Member (2009 - Present)
  • Panel on Undergraduate Mathbiology Programs (PUMP), Member (2009 - Present)
  • Panel on Undergraduate Mathbiology Programs (PUMP), Member (2009 - Present)
  • ASU SIAM Student Chapter Seminar, Invited Guest Speaker (2008 - Present)
  • Nonlinear Dynamics, Article Referee (2008 - Present)
  • SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2008 - Present)
  • SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2008 - Present)
  • SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2008 - Present)
  • SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2008 - Present)
  • STEM Doctoral Enhancement (SDE) Program, participant (2008 - Present)
  • Ad Hoc Committee of Student Research and Creative Performance Exhibition, member (2007 - Present)
  • SIAM Diversity Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - Present)
  • SIAM Diversity Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Advisory Board, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM), Advisory Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO), Associate Editor (2014 - 2016)
  • National Academy of Science, Research Associateship Program (RAP), Member of review panel (2013 - 2013)
  • SIAM Diversity Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - 2013)
  • Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB), Annual Conference, Local Organizing Committee (2012 - 2013)
  • Internship Guidelines Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Applied Mathematics Search Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • National Academy of Science, Research Associateship Program (RAP), Member of review panel (2010 - 2013)
  • Profiled in SACNAS News, Interview (2012 - 2013)
  • "First Generation," a Documentary Film, Invited panelist (2012 - 2012)
  • New College Dean Search Committee, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • National Academy of Science, Research Associateship Program (RAP), Member of review panel (2012 - 2012)
  • What Type of Institution is Right for You?, Invited Plenary Panel Member (2012 - 2012)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Conference Session Organizer (2012 - 2012)
  • SIAM Workshop Celebrating Diversity Committee Celebrating Professor Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • Leadership Speaker Series, "Overcoming Adversity,", Invited Address (2012 - 2012)
  • PLoS Computational Biology, Manuscript Reviewer (2011 - 2012)
  • Study on women scientists and engineers in the academy, by Professor Lisa Nagaoka, Interview (2011 - 2012)
  • NSF's Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), Member of review panel (2011 - 2011)
  • Epidemiology and Infection, Manuscript Reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Conference Professional Development Workshop. Critical Transitions in Graduate School: Advice for Current and Prospective Graduate Students (2011 - 2011)
  • SIAM Workshops Celebrating Diversity Committee, Member (2008 - 2011)
  • Profiled in SACNAS News, Interview (2011 - 2011)
  • ICIAM Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Session Co-Chair and Organizer, MS367 (2011 - 2011)
  • International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) 2011 SIAM Events Committee, SIAM ad hoc committee member (2009 - 2011)
  • Nonlinear Dynamics, Manuscript Reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • NSF's TUES Type 2 & 3 Proposals Review, Member of review panel (2011 - 2011)
  • National Academy of Science, Research Associateship Program (RAP), Member of review panel (2011 - 2011)
  • Two Part Interview on "Erika Camacho's Inspirational Story," aired on Univision's Evening News, Interview (2011 - 2011)
  • Infinite Possibilities Conference Steering Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • NCIAS General Education Learning Outcome Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • SACNAS Math Task Force, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • SIAM Diversity Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - 2010)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Diversity Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - 2010)
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Conference Session Organizer of Mathematics of Human Biology (2010 - 2010)
  • "Why Going the extra mile can make all the difference" - Fall All College Meeting, Keynote Address, Scottsdale Community College (2010 - 2010)
  • SIAM Workshop Celebrating Diversity Committee, Chair (2009 - 2010)
  • SIAM Workshops Celebrating Diversity Committee, Chair (2009 - 2010)
  • "New Perspectives on the Academy" Mellon-Mays Annual Graduate Student Summer Conference, Invited Plenary Panel Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Hispanic Research Center (HRC), Attendee of NSF Joint Annual Meetings (2010 - 2010)
  • "My Story of Achievement and the role Jaime Escalante Played in My Success: Lessons for Faculty", Keynote Address - National Youth Master's Institute (2010 - 2010)
  • "My Story of Achievement and the role Jaime Escalante Played in My Success: Strategies for Students", Keynote Address - Tomorrow's Involved Leaders Today (TILT) (2010 - 2010)
  • NSF's Interdisciplinary Grants in the Mathematical Sciences (IGMS), Member of review panel (2010 - 2010)
  • NSF's Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), Member of review panel (2010 - 2010)
  • TV, Radio, Newspaper interviews regarding me and Jaime Escalante, Interviewee (2010 - 2010)
  • Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Program Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Infinite Possibilities Conference (IPC) Steering Committee & Visionary Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • NCIAS Graduate Committee, Member (2007 - 2010)
  • ASU West Student Expo Poster Session, Judge (2010 - 2010)
  • "Applying for Scholarships and Fellowships" - Infinite Possibilities Conference, Invited Plenary Panel Member (2010 - 2010)
  • "Entrepreneurship in the Mathematical Science" - Infinite Possibilities Conference, Invited Plenary Panel Member (2010 - 2010)
  • "Random Bits of Advice" - Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics, Invited Plenary Panel Member (2010 - 2010)
  • "Why You Should Consider Doctoral Education & the Professoriate, Personal Testimonies, Part II, Invited panelist, MGE@MSA student research conference (2010 - 2010)
  • Colloquium Recruitment Speaker, Coordinated visit for speaker from UCLA (2009 - 2009)
  • Sneak Previews, Undergraduate Admissions, Faculty Recruiter (2009 - 2009)
  • Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Manuscript Reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Conference Session Organizer of New Generation of Mathematics (2009 - 2009)
  • Academic Advising Office, University College at the West Campus, Faculty Panelist for new University College Freshmen (2009 - 2009)
  • SIAM Workshops Celebrating Diversity Committee, Member (2008 - 2009)
  • Hispanic Research Center (HRC), Attendee of NSF Joint Annual Meetings (2009 - 2009)
  • NSA Women in Mathematics Society, Invited Conference Participant (2009 - 2009)
  • Richard Tapia Scholarship Review Committee, Member (2009 - 2009)
  • Masterpiece Art Program 2009, Presenter at Arrowhead Elementary (2009 - 2009)
  • Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship Program, Member of review panel (2009 - 2009)
  • Applied Mathematical Sciences Summer Institute (AMSSI), Co-Director (2008 - 2008)
  • Infinite Possibilities Conference Steering Committee, Member (2008 - 2008)
  • Ford Foundation Annual Conference Steering Committe, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • MSAC Lecturer Hiring Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Herstory Interview, Interviewee (2007 - 2008)
  • Ford Foundation Annual Conference Steering Committe, co-Chair (2006 - 2007)
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Conference Session Organizer of New Generation of Mathematicians (2007)