Arielle Gaudiello recently graduated with her PhD from the Mathematics Department at UCF in Summer 2019. She received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Stockton University in 2013. During grad school, Arielle worked as a GTA in the EXCEL/COMPASS programs for five years. She received the Professor Lee H. Armstrong GTA Award for Distinguished Teachers and the Award for Excellence by a Graduate Teaching Assistant at UCF during this time. Her research interests lay predominantly in infectious disease modeling, where she studies how biased movement can alter the spatial spread of an infectious disease in a population.