mathematics, role model 

Dona Strauss is a mathematical role model of mine and just as amazing in person. What I didn't know was that she left South Africa in protest of Apartheid. Or that she got fired from Dartmouth after anti-war protests. So plain "role model" will do from now on.

(For me, she's also a typical example the discriminatory age limit of the Fields' medal - her research took off in her 40s, "surprisingly" right when her children were older.)

mathematics, role model 

Thanks for boosting so I'm reminded that I over-edited the parenthetical remark.

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