"When 7,000 Mathematicians Come to Boston" essay about my impressions as a first-time Joint Mathematics Meetings attendee has been published in the January 2013 Notices of the AMS.
Alexi Hoeft is a first-year mathematics PhD student at Rutgers University. Alexi has a Mathematics B.A. and an Engineering B.S. from the University of Virginia and an M.S. in Mathematics from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Contact: alexi at math dot rutgers dot edu
To use Freeman Dyson's labels, I am a "bird" and usually build the big picture before filling in the technical details. I enjoy spreading the joy of our subject to mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike and I seek out opportunities both to attend relevant conferences and to give talks. As a way to collect useful math resources, I founded and maintain the website www.MathishToEnglish.com.