Fractals are SMART: Science, Math and Art!

Jennifer Schuetz


Jennifer Schuetz, Executive Director

Jennifer Schuetz studied Environmental Analysis with a concentration in Applied Mathematics at Davidson College in North Carolina and received her Master’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Science from the University of Maine in 1998. She then moved to New Mexico and led K-12 students and University of New Mexico Department of Biology students in hands-onĀ research in the forest along the Rio Grande for over 16 years.

Jennifer is not only a biologist and mathematician but also an artist, so it was natural for her to begin working for the Fractal Foundation as their education director from December 2014 to March 2016. She absolutely loves using the beauty of fractals to inspire interest in science, math and art!

FinishedSierpinskiGamlinMorath1 copyIn March 2016, she was promoted to the Fractal Foundation Executive Director and holds the Foundation’s vision forĀ a world of wonder and curiosity and a culture of scientific inquiry, where everyone is mathematically literate and has a grasp of how math is a powerful tool to help turn their visions into reality. Jennifer shares her passion for creative and critical thinking with a wide range of audiences, from young children to senior citizens.