This week, we’re celebrating the legacy of mathematician Evelyn Boyd Granville! Evelyn was born in 1924 in Washington, D.C. Always top of her class for academics, Evelyn was high school valedictorian and graduated summa cum laude from Smith College in 1945. In 1956, she was hired by IBM where she later went on as a contractor to design computer software for NASA. After a lengthy career at IBM, she decided to return to academia and taught computer programming at California State University, Los Angeles. She continued teaching at different institutions until finally retiring in 1997! Evelyn spent her post-retirement years traveling the country to talk to students about the importance of math and learning. How inspiring!