Okemos, Michigan, United States
Alma Cooper, from Okemos, Michigan, is pursuing a master’s degree in statistics (data science track) at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. She graduated with honors from the United States Military Academy with a bachelor’s degree in mathematical science. Alma is passionate about elevating the voices of underrepresented minorities through data science. At West Point, she served as the brigade adjutant, leading and implementing accountability systems to ensure accountability for 4,400 cadets in emergency and crisis scenarios. She also traveled across the country with West Point’s Leadership, Ethics, and Diversity in STEM (LEADS) workshop, where she led STEM modules and discussions on ethical leadership with middle and high school students. Alma received the Mathematical Association of America’s Janet Liou-Mark Award, which honors undergraduate students for their research in mathematics or mathematics education.