Paths to Math: Jinyoung Park

Jinyoung Park, Member in the School of Mathematics (2020–21), studies threshold phenomena of random discrete structures. She is currently working to identify patterns and typical structures within such random networks.

Jinyoung is a first-generation college graduate, and after seven years as a secondary school teacher in South Korea, she went on to earn a mathematics Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Jinyoung’s story demonstrates the importance of role models at all levels of one’s education and the fact that it is never too late to begin anew.