I am a CLE Moore Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In Spring 2017 I will be a visiting member of the Institute for Advanced Study. I completed my PhD in 2016 in the mathematics department at Yale under the watchful eye of Sam Payne. In 2015 I was a visiting student of Dan Abramovich at Brown. In my preYale days I studied mathematics at Harvey Mudd College under Dagan Karp. My research is centered around combinatorial techniques in algebraic geometry, particularly through connections to tropical and nonarchimedean geometry. My recent work has focused on the geometry of moduli spaces and logarithmic GromovWitten theory. Here is a short nontechnical description of my research, aimed at a general scientist. Here is a more technical research statement, from Fall 2015. Feel free to have a look at my cv or my papers. This fall, together with Bjorn Poonen, I am organizing the S.T.A.G.E learning seminar on tropical geometry. In summer 2016 I was a mentor for the Summer Undergraduate Mathematics Research at Yale (SUMRY) program and an assistant for MSRI's workshop on chipfiring games and tropical curves. Upcoming talks & travel:
