By Michael Christakis
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Brianna Kallman as an At-Large student member of the Society Board of Directors. The Board formally appointed Brianna at its organizational meeting on August 20th following her appointment to the National Advisory Council (NAC). Brianna is the Circle President for the University of Nebraska at Omaha Circle of ODK.
Brianna was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, where she has lived for nearly all of her life. After high school graduation, she decided to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa. Brianna transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she is now majoring in mathematics and is pursuing teaching certification in secondary education. Brianna works as an instructor for the Bellevue East Marching Band during the summer and fall seasons. She also works as a Mathematics Teaching Assistant, tutoring middle students in math during the school day. In addition, she interned for the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the summer of 2012.
Throughout her time at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Brianna has been involved with many different organizations. She is the former Treasurer and current President of Delta Epsilon Iota, a national honor society working toward professional development. She is also a member of Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honorary Society. For the past two years, Brianna has been the section leader and principal chair for the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra on campus. She will continue her involvement with the campus music ensembles for her senior year. Since her transfer to UNO, Brianna has remained involved with Omicron Delta Kappa. She was involved for a year as a member, became the ODK Secretary/Treasurer during her junior year, and was elected ODK President for her final year at UNO.
Brianna will be student teaching during the spring 2013 semester. After graduation, she will marry her best friend of six years. Brianna plans to attend graduate school for mathematics or statistics, beginning in the fall 2013 term. She hopes to work in an applied field of mathematics and plans to travel as much as possible in the years to come.
Brianna, together with Parker Viscik (At-Large student member) and National Student Vice President Steve Binninger provide an invaluable student perspective to the Board’s work.