Mathematics isnt done in a void: its done by groups of people. Those groups have
different norms and values, which affect both who wants to engage in math and the mathematics itself
being done. When thinking about diversity and inclusion, explicitly examining norms within our
communities can get us a long way. Through a Thomas J Watson Fellowship, I had the opportunity
to experience mathematics competitions communities in Brazil, Argentina, Senegal, Singapore and
England. Come hear about the differences I found within those communities, and how Ive continued
to connect those learnings to technical communities back in the United States.