Fairmount College faculty: Catherine Searle defies the stereotype for a mathematician

Catherine Searle

With dozens of brightly colored origami figures decorating the shelves and sketches covering the whiteboard in the corner, Catherine Searle’s office looks more like an art studio than a space to do fundamental research in mathematics. 

Searle’s field of study has a bad rap, a fact of which she is fully aware. 

“I get it – Math can be terrifying at times,” Searle, professor of mathematics, said. “But there’s so much to discover and create, and there’s still so much to solve.”