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Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Toronto

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About Me

I am an American mathematician living and working in Toronto, Canada. I work as a postdoctoral scholar in the Mathematics department at the University of Toronto with Dr. Dror Bar-Natan. My previous position was Visiting Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, USA. I completed my PhD in mathematics at the University of California, Santa Barbara under the direction of Darren Long in June of 2019.  For more information about my research visit the Research tab.

While mathematics takes up most of my time and energy, I am passionately interested in many other things. My most recent adventure has been to create Math-Dance projects, using dance as a communication tool to teach higher mathematics.

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In the summer of 2017, I won first place in Science Magazine’s video competition Dance Your PhD with my video Representations of the Braid Groups. Visit the Math-Dance tab for more information about this video.22181194_10208308192256902_5872124498997532545_o

 I have developed many Math-Dance outreach activities including live performances, performative lectures, and published a paper about using dance as a technique to communicate mathematics to the public.


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.

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