Freddy Saia


Past Service and Activities:

From Fall 2019 through Spring 2023, I served as a graduate student ombudsperson for the UGA math department. My main role in this position was to serve as an intermediary to discuss concerns or complaints with the department or graduate committee, especially in cases where graduate students wished to remain anonymous. I also helped students understand and navigate general departmental policies and requirements.

UGA Directed Reading Program project mentor:

In the 2019–2020 academic year, I co-organized with Jack Wagner the Street Math and Related Topics Seminar (SMARTS), aimed at filling beginning graduate math students in on topics one often must learn “on the streets.” This seminar also featured talks on topics related to graduate student “survival” and wellbeing.

I served as a volunteer to help facilitate the High School Math Tournament at UGA annually from 2017 to 2019.