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Visiting Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University


What’s New?  Check out my new Math-Dance video Algebra, Geometry and Topology!



About Me

I am a California native who recently finished graduate school at the University of California, Santa Barbara under the direction of Darren Long. I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University in the Mathematics Department. 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 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.22181194_10208308192256902_5872124498997532545_o

Since the competition, I have developed many Math-Dance outreach activities. I have choreographed liver performances, given 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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