Dr. Marianne Korten earned her Licencitaura and her Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Buenos Aires. Her research interests are in Free Boundary Problems, and fine regularity for solutions to degenerate parabolic equations under minimal assumptions. She is an organizer of the Prairie Analysis Seminar, a standing yearly conference on Analysis and PDEs, alternating between the Kansas State University and University of Kansas campuses since 2001. Since 2010 she directs SuMAR Math REU at KSU. Both the Prairie Seminar since 2003, and SuMAR since 2010, are supported by NSF grants. Marianne Korten held postdoctoral positions at the University of Warsaw, at the University of Franche-Compte, and at John Hopkins University, and a visiting position at the University of Louisiville. She joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 2000. Since 2009 she directs the Center for Integration of Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postdoctoral Research at KSU, the second oldest of about nine such centers operating at US universities, cooperating as the Geometry Labs United network. She is an organizer of Central States Math Undergraduate Research (CeSMUR), a yearly mathematics and its applications undergraduate research conference alternating between the KSU, Truman State University, and University of Nebraska (Lincoln) campuses taking place since 2015. Her research on uniqueness of solutions to the two phase Stefan problem with signed measure data, and on the “Mesa” problem, have been supported by an EPSCoR grant in 2003-2004, and  later a 3-year NSF research grant in 2005-2009.