Education and Professional Background

I joined the Mathematics Department at the University of Oregon in 2015.  Previously, I was a tenure track assistant professor in the Mathematics Department at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which I left when the University of Oregon did a great job solving my two-body problem.  I spent the spring semester of 2014 as a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University.  From 2009 through 2012, I was a Boas Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department at Northwestern University.


My Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan.  During my last year of graduate school, I was a Visiting Student Research Collaborator at Princeton University.  During most of the two years before that, I was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University.  For most of graduate school, I was supported by a Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship.  My Ph.D. supervisor was Christopher Skinner, and my postdoctoral supervisor was Matthew Emerton.  I received an A.B. summa cum laude in Mathematics from Princeton University, where I wrote my senior thesis under the supervision of Andrew Wiles.


My professional life has also been significantly impacted by my training in (theatrical) improvisation.  While I was a postdoc, I had the opportunity to complete the training program at iO's Training Center and the improv program (A - E) at Second City in Chicago.  I have also completed improv courses and workshops at several other training centers, including New York's Upright Citizens Brigade and the Magnet Theater.