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I study geometric analysis and PDEs. I am most interested in mean curvature flow, specifically in the classification and rigidity of self-shrinking and self-translating solitons of mean curvature flow. More generally, I am interested in minimal or constant mean curvature submanifolds, the Isoperimetric Problem in Euclidean and Gaussian spaces, and related topics in geometric analysis.
I received my PhD from JHU in 2015 under William Minicozzi (MIT website
- JHU website
). My thesis work was on a generalization of MCF self-shrinkers called "lambda hypersurfaces". Specifically, I proved several rigidity results about these surfaces.
I love teaching and exploring teaching as scholarship. Here are a few things I have done to practice and improve:
- I was a co-organizer of Southwestern University's EQUIP program during Summer 2017. EQUIP stands for Embracing Quantitative Understanding and the Inquiry Process.
- I was a participant and presenter for the Math Teachers Circle of Austin
- I am a recipient of a 2015 Presidential Innovation Grant Intiative (PIGI) award, given by mathematician Ed Burger to innovate the Calculus classroom.
- I am a member of Project NExT, a professional development program for young career mathematicians that focuses on teaching.
- I am a graduate of the Preparing Future Faculty Teaching Academy
- I participated in the
Summer Teaching Institute
- I am the founder of JHU's "Math TA Lunches," which I organized for four years
- I am a member of CIRTL
- In Summer 2011, I worked as a coursebuilder for JHU's Center for Talented Youth. I built online classes for Differential Equations and Calculus 3, and worked to improve their online Calculus 1 offering.
Here is a list of previous courses I have TAUGHT (as the instructor):
- Spring 2017 - Real Analysis (using an IBL format)
- Spring 2017 - Calculus 3
- Spring 2017 - Introduction to Statistics
- Fall 2016 - Calculus 3
- Fall 2016 - Calculus 1
- Summer 2016 - Undergraduate Research
- Spring 2016 - Topology (using an IBL format)
- Spring 2016 - Calculus 1
- Fall 2015 - Calculus 1
- Fall 2015 - Intro to Statistics
- Fall 2014 - Honors Calculus (using an IBL format!)
- Summer 2014 - Differential Equations
- Summer 2013 - Differential Equations
- Fall 2012 - Introduction to Calculus
- Summer 2012 - Calculus 3
- Fall 2011 - Introduction to Calculus
- Summer 2010 - Differential Equations
Here is a list of previous courses I have TA'd:
- Spring 2015 - Calculus 3 (using active worksheets!)
- Spring 2014 - Linear Algebra
- Fall 2013 - Honors Calculus and Calculus 1 (Bio)
- Spring 2011 - Calculus 2 (Bio)
- Fall 2010 - Honors Multivariable Calculus
- Fall 2009 - Calculus 1 (Engineering)
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