Alessandra Rister Portinari Maranca
Alessandra is from São Paulo, Brazil, and she is currently in her third year studying mathematics at Stanford. She is passionate about the role of mathematical modeling to understand and visualize social phenomena, and wants to apply for PhD programs in sociology. Alessandra aspires to develop new methods in mathematical sociology, especially in the areas of fuzzy set social science and social network analysis. Her experiences involve research work in many different areas of knowledge, including mathematical biology, network theory, economic inequality, and civil wars onset.