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. For a (non-technical) interview from during my first year at Northwestern, click here.
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, awarded by the (now defunct) Lucent Foundation. 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.