#### Education

- Ph.D. Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, May 2015
**Advisor**: Bernd Sturmfels

**Thesis**: Algebraic Matroids in Applications
- M.A. Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, May 2011
**Master's Thesis**: Graded Betti Numbers of Graph Curves.

*Completed jointly with the B.A. under the submatriculation program at Penn.*
- B.A. Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, Dec 2010

#### Positions

**Assistant Professor**, Aug 2018--

Department of Mathematics, Florida Atlantic University
**Postdoctoral Researcher**, Sep 2017-Aug 2018

Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
**Simons Math+X Postdoctoral Fellow**, Jan 2016-Aug 2017

Departments of Mathematics & Biology, University of Pennsylvania
**Postdoctoral Researcher**, Jun 2015-Dec 2015

Department of Mathematics, Penn State University

#### Short Bio

I was born and raised in Springfield, MA. In 2007, I enrolled at the
University of Pennsylvania, where I participated in the submatriculation program,
working toward a B.A. and M.A. simultaneously. In the summer of 2009,
I participated in the Mount Holyoke REU
directed by Prof. Jessica Sidman; this was
my first time conducting mathematical research. In 2011, I moved
to Berkeley to pursue my Ph.D. I signed on with my advisor
Bernd Sturmfels in my second year,
and I received my Ph.D. in 2015 after submitting my thesis
*Algebraic Matroids in Applications*.

After graduating from Berkeley, I moved to Penn State for a 6-month period
to continue neural codes research as a postdoc with
Prof. Vladimir Itskov. Between January 2016 and August 2018, I was a postdoc in the
Song Lab, first
at Penn as a Simons Math+X Postdoctoral Fellow, then at U.C. Berkeley.
In August 2008, I began an assistant professor position in the
Department of Mathematics at
Florida Atlantic University.