Dr. Noquez, who goes by Tori, received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017 and joined our faculty as a Zorn postdoctoral fellow in the Fall of 2019.In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and doing cutting-edge research in mathematics, she is a professional magician. The two subjects are closely related. For example, there is a lot of mathematics involved in card shuffling; you can watch Tori describe an example here https://youtu.be/MtBzp_-h0oQ . Tori performs her magic all over the country and is a regular headliner at such prestigious venues as The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. During the pandemic, Tori presented interactive magic shows to hundreds of people via Zoom and Facebook Live. Her virtual shows raised money for various local and national charities providing COVID-19 relief. For more information, visit https://www.torinoquez.com/ .The show is set to air on Friday January 7 at 8:00 PM Eastern time.