Kathy Lin is Proof School's Director of Admissions, and leads the school’s studio program.

Kathy is a grown-up math kid with a background in math, education, and outreach.

She’s a jack-of-all-trades maker who dabbles in paper crafts, sewing, electronics, and more—whatever it takes to turn ideas into reality.

Prior to joining Proof School, Kathy spent several years at MIT developing open online education initiatives. Most recently, she spearheaded the development of the MIT OCW Educator initiative, for which she developed novel ways of sharing extensive curricular materials, describing context, and capturing instructors’ insights for noteworthy MIT courses.

Kathy has published papers in both mathematics and mathematics education, and she is currently completing her Ed.D. in mathematics education at Rutgers. Her dissertation focuses on the mathematical development of exceptionally accomplished American mathematics students. Prior to her doctoral studies, Kathy taught high school math while earning her M.A.T. and teaching license.

Kathy’s work in math education is informed by her own experiences as a math kid, most notably her summers as a student and counselor at the Ross Mathematics Program. As a mother, she has become well-versed in feeding the curiosity of young children. As the wife of a mathematician, she often chats about current research at the dinner table.

M.A.T., Tufts University
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology