May 2022 | Inspired by Nicole, Mathematics Education Professor
Nicole currently works as an Associate Professor of mathematics education at a private university in the Pacific Northwest (USA). She is a lifelong lover of learning and math, dedicated to instructing and inspiring others to love math. 💗 Her position as a professor involves teaching, research, and service, with her primary research focusing on how elementary students think about negative numbers prior to their introduction to the concept in middle school. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys a multitude of hobbies including playing with her daughter, music, knitting, sewing, reading, traveling, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), and lots more! Nicole's advice to young girls interested in STEM: "Persevere. You are capable and strong. You can achieve whatever you want! It will be challenging at times, but remember: It's challenging for everyone... When you find your joy, pursue that spark." ✨
Bonus! Follow Nicole on YouTube under her channel Professor Purl where she shares her handmade items, hosts MALs, and posts interviews with knitwear designers, indie dyers, and local yarn shops across the country. You can also follow her on Instagram to learn more: @profpurl
Each skein of hand-dyed yarn is designed with precision and care, but variations among individual skeins may vary.