In order to illuminate the projects, collaborations and career developments of the HLF alumni, the HLFF Spotlight series features select examples in brief interviews or video documentaries.

Makrina Agaoglou is an HLF alumna and a Juan de la Cierva Incorporación Researcher in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at ICMAT – Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Her current project - an AlumNode funded project - Perceptions of Death in Collective Memory: Numbers | Spaces | Texts” is an interdisciplinary effort with community member Sibylle Erle, that utilizes poetry to make mathematical modeling more transparent and comprehensible to the non-mathematicians. Makrina discusses the inherent difficulties working with vastly different disciplines but also explains how rewarding the experience can be by providing new perspectives and improving communication skills.

HLFF Spotlight