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About Me

About Me

 
 
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I am an Assistant Professor at Southwestern University, where I have been since Fall 2015. Before that, I was a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University - and before that, I was an undergraduate student at St. Mary's College of Maryland.

My research interests lie in the world of geometry. I completed my Ph.D. at JHU under the guidance of William P. Minicozzi II. My thesis work was on a generalization of Mean Curvature Flow self-shrinkers, which are called "lambda hypersurfaces". These hypersurfaces can be thought of as abstract "bubbles" in Gaussian (probability) space, and are of interest to statisticians and theoretical computer scientists. My contributions include several stability and rigidity results about these surfaces.

I am a dedicated teacher, and am devoted to using evidence-based teaching strategies in my classrooms. This commitment leads my classes to be taught in an active style - lectures are short, and interspersed with group activities which students work on together. I am very interested in how course structures and grading structures can improve student achievement.

I have many interests outside academics. When I am not teaching or doing research, I am usually doing one of the following: cooking, reading, playing games (board or video), hiking, or listening to music.