February 2 Day 331: Uplifting Moment

Dr. Talithia Williams, Happy Birthday. I was lucky enough to be talking with a mutual friend today and obtain the secret code to your birthday zoom. What a wonderful occasion! I know you as an inspiring speaker, teacher, mathematician, and statistician. To see you through the eyes of others was wondrous.

Unapologetically yourself. Spiritual. Loyal. Loving. A super hugger. Yes. All of this and more. You accept others for who they are and uplift everyone one with your joy. I love working with you. I have watched you grow as a professional and shine brightly in your universe. You have accomplished so much and I know there is much more to come. I do believe your future holds a presidency (or chancellery) and you will preside over the lucky institution with wisdom, intuition, acumen, and love.

I was shedding tears of happiness as part of your celebration. I can’t wait for one of those super hugs in real life.

A mathematical subset of the super celebration.

Happy birthday you beautiful human. Love to the entire family.

Cover image is a selfie from JMM 2019 before T’s awesome talk. L to R: Me, Talithia, and Matt DeLong.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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