Mathematics graduate student Praveeni Mathangadeera was accepted (with funding) to participate in a workshop to take place at IPAM in July 2023. IPAM is an NSF funded institute at the UCLA. The workshop on Applied Mathematics skills Improvement for Graduate studies Advancement (AMIGAs) dubbed AMIGAS, is a week-long summer program for incoming second or third year students in graduate programs in the USA, designed to support and train a new generation of mathematical scientists in applied and computational mathematics, with a special emphasis on increasing the number of women, particularly those from historically excluded racial groups, in both academia and industry.