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Federico Ardila received his Ph.D. in 2003 from MIT and is a faculty member at San Francisco State University and the Universidad de Los Andes in his native Colombia. He studies objects in Algebra, geometry, topology, and applications by understanding their underlying combinatorial structure. He received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Ser. A. Federico is strongly committed to helping build an increasingly diverse community of mathematicians. With that goal, he started the SFSU-Colombia Combinatorics Initiative, and host over 200 combinatorics lectures on YouTube. He also co-directs the MSRI-UP undergraduate research program and has advised 40 thesis students, including 15 women, and 30 members of underrepresented groups.