Amaury Virgilio Miniño was born in New York City and raised in South Florida. From a young age, his parents supported him learning mathematics. His family moved to the Dominican Republic when he was twelve, and there he participated in his first math competition. He attended Florida Atlantic University as an economics and mathematics student, but by his last year he decided to focus solely on mathematics. Amaury received a Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics in 2020.
In the summer of 2020, he worked with the American Institute of Mathematics in developing COVID models. He began working on his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Colorado State University in the Fall of 2020. That same semester he co-organized the first annual Online Undergraduate Resource Fair for the Advancement and Alliance of Marginalized Mathematicians. He completed his M.S. in Mathematics in the Spring of 2023 and is continuing with his Ph.D.
Amaury has been engaged in teaching since his first year at FAU. He worked as a Learning Assistant for Calculus 1 and 2 from his second semester up until the summer after his graduation. His experience as a Learning Assistant motivated him to continue working on his teaching. Along with teaching calculus, he worked with Dr. Hortensia Soto on PROMESAS SSC, a project with the goal of transforming the pedagogical methods of college mathematics instructors.
In his first year at FAU, he re-established the Math Club at FAU. He organized events for the club and encouraged members to volunteer in K-12 outreach programs hosted by the Department of Mathematics and the College of Science. While at FAU, Amaury searched out research opportunities and conferences to attend as an undergraduate student. In co-founding OURFA2M2, Amaury helped to create a space where students who may not have extensive resources or professors who they feel comfortable reaching out to can enter a friendly space to connect to the broader mathematical community.
“For me, Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for me to reflect on the impact my culture and neighboring cultures have had on my life. It is easy for me to become focused on my own progress and to lose track of what came before me. This month gives me a communal space to reorient myself to my community and to celebrate the work of others”