**Mathematics**

McKellar studied mathematics at UCLA, graduating with highest honors (summa cum laude) in 1998. As an undergraduate, she coauthored a scientific paper with Professor Lincoln Chayes and fellow student Brandy Winn. Their results are termed the 'Chayes–McKellar–Winn theorem'. Referring to the mathematical abilities of his student coauthors, Chayes was quoted in *The New York Times* as saying, "I thought that the two were really, really first-rate." McKellar's Erdős number is four. She is one of the few people with an Erdős-Bacon number, which combines an Erdős number with a Bacon Number (as in the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon) since she also has a Bacon number of 2, making her Erdos-Bacon number a 6.

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