Graduate student at UC Santa Barbara

Thesis advisor: Darren Long


Visiting Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University in Fall 2019


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

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.

I will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wake Forest University starting in the fall of 2019.

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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