Professor Jaqueline Godoy Mesquita, TYAN member, is elected vice-president of the Brazilian Mathematical Society

Professor Jaqueline Godoy Mesquita is elected vice-president of the Brazilian Mathematical Society for the period 2021-2023, to start in August 2021.

Before Jaqueline Mesquita, only three women were elected vice-president or president of the Brazilian Mathematical Society. Also, Jaqueline Mesquita is one of the youngest to achieve such position. It represents an important mark in the Brazilian Mathematical Society, which will contribute for increasing diversity.

Even though being young, Jaqueline Mesquita has already an outstanding trajectory. To point out some of her achievements, we can mention that Jaqueline Mesquita is currently professor at the Department of Mathematics from Universidade de Brasília since 2015; In 2017, she was selected to participate on the 5th Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany. In 2018, Jaqueline was selected an Oberwolfach Leibniz Fellow in the reputed center of research in Germany Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, she was elected affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and young affiliate member of The World Academy of Sciences. In 2019, Mesquita received the award from Alexander von-Humboldt/Capes to develop her research in Germany, and in the same year she was considered an “outstanding fellow” from Capes Foundation. In 2019, she received the prize “For Women in Sciences” awarded by L’Oréal, UNESCO and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. Jaqueline Mesquita has also made a lot of contribution to increase the diversity in mathematics in Brazil.

I am really glad for this opportunity and grateful for the trust of the Brazilian mathematical community. Together with the president of the Brazilian Mathematical Society, Professor Paolo Piccione, the board of directors and all the team from the Brazilian Mathematical Society, I hope to contribute deeply with the Brazilian mathematical community. Also, I intend to bring more initiatives to promote gender balance, inclusion and diversity in our community.” – says Jaqueline Mesquita. For more information about the Brazilian Mathematical Society, please access: https://www.sbm.org.br/

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