Graduate student at UC Santa Barbara

Thesis advisor: Darren Long

nscherich (at) math (dot) ucsb (dot) edu




About Me

I am a California native attending graduate school at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I study  mathematics under the advisement of Darren Long and expect to finish my PhD in June 2019. I completed my BS in math at UCLA in 2011 and my MS in math at Oregon State University in 2013. For more information about my research visit the Research tab.
     While mathematics takes up most of my time and energy, I am passionately interested

Aireplay in so many other things. My most recent adventure has been learning aerial silks. I have been studying and performing with Lauren Breese through AIREDANSE since March of 2016.




In the summer of 2017, I combined my love of dance and mathematics in a Math-Dance video of my thesis and won first place in Science Magazine’s video competition Dance Your PhD. Visit the Math-Dance tab for more information about this video.

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Before I became a mathematician I wanted to be a singer and performer in musical theater. I have a deep yearning for all things old. I love ballroom dancing, sewing, fashions from across the centuries, horse drawn carriages and anything touched by Jane Austen. Here is a photo of a dress I sewed for a victorian ball.