I am originally from Millersville, MD (between Baltimore and D.C.) and received my B.A. in Mathematics from Kenyon College. I then earned my M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Montana State University (MSU) where I was advised by Tomas Gedeon and worked on problems in applied topology. I am now a postdoc at Smith College where I work with Chris Golé and students on studying plant patterns. In addition to research, I am very interested in making the scientific community more welcoming and accessible. My non-research highlights include being on the leadership team of Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), participating in a STEM communication program, and participating in a leadership program. Some of my personal interests include:
- Spending time outside - I gained a huge appreciation of the outdoors when I lived in Montana. Trail running and skiing were hobbies I picked up while living there.
- Reading - I am a reader and enjoy most genres. I track my reading through goodreads.
- Art - I have been drawing since I was teenager. I also enjoy dabbling in watercolors and pottery.