Margaret Kolb is fascinated by how communication bridges disciplines. She joins the Fung Institute with a PhD in English Literature from UC Berkeley and a BA in abstract mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis. She has published articles analyzing the relationship between mathematical and literary history in Victorian Studies, Configurations, and MAKE, and has contributed an essay to The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and Mathematics (forthcoming). Before completing her PhD, she worked as a quantitative analyst in economic research at Bank of America. As a Lecturer in the English department at the UC Berkeley, an instructor at San Quentin Prison, and a volunteer while completing her dissertation in Abu Dhabi, Margaret created programs and designed courses to engage a wide variety of audiences, including prison inmates, undergraduates, non-native speakers, and senior professors.