Math Alumna works on Models to Help with COVID-19 Pandemic

Marina Kirkeide, who received her BS in 2019 in mathematics with a math biology specialization, is now working on an interdisciplinary research team co-led by School of Public Health Professors Eva Enns and Shalini Kulasingam, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, to model the spread and impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota.  Governor Tim Walz relied heavily on the projections based on their models when he issued a stay-at-home order on March 27, 2020.