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Talitha Washington

was born 48 years ago

9 January 1974

Talitha Washington is an American mathematician who, in 2001, became the first African American to graduate with a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Connecticut. She became co-leader of the National Science Foundation's 'Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions' programme and won the 2019 Black Engineer of the Year STEM Innovator Award.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Washington/