Edel is the founder of “Be Creative, Do Math”. She studied Mathematics and Statistics in University in Cork, Ireland where she grew up. She has two small children who she says are her inspiration for her class ideas.
“When I am not working and not carrying out the duties of mamahood I am thinking of new ways to share my love of mathematics with my children. It is a big hobby of mine, to show them patterns in nature, to help them hear and copy the rhythm in the beating of a drum, to encourage patience when figuring a problem out and showing them how mathematics is actually everywhere.”
Being the only woman in the Mathematics and Statistics stream in University motivates me to contest the gender imbalance in STEM. Bringing more girls and women into the Sciences is vital for our world! Let’s make sure we benefit from the great minds of both genders so that we can work together to make the world a better place!”