Anna & Annie

haensch-e1422897447398 Anna Haensch is a professor of mathematics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  She got her PhD at Wesleyan University in 2013, where she studied algebraic number theory and classical representation problems for quadratic forms.  After graduating Anna spent the summer as a AAAS-AMS Mass Media Fellow working on the science desk at NPR.  Anna continues to be active in her research in quadratic forms and coding theory, and when she needs a break from that, she blogs about math for the American Mathematical Society’s Blog on Math Blogs.  Follow Anna on Twitter @extremefriday.


Annie Rorem has a Master’s degree in mathematics from Wesleyan University and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at University of Virginia. In 2015, Pacific Standard magazine named Annie among its top thirty under 30 thinkers in economics, education and political science.  Annie’s research interests include education, gender, and poverty.  Read what she has to say at