I am a CLE Moore Instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In Spring 2017 I will be a visiting member at the Institute for Advanced Study during the special program on homological mirror symmetry. Research: My work is centered around combinatorial techniques in algebraic geometry, with an emphasis on connections to tropical and nonarchimedean geometry. My primary focus has been on the geometry of curves, their moduli spaces, and their enumerative geometry. Here is a short nontechnical description of some aspects of my work, aimed at a general scientist. Feel free to have a look at my cv or my papers. You can find my postdoctoral application materials from 2015 here. Students: I enjoy exploring mathematics with my talented and motivated high school and undergraduate students. In 2017 I will be working with two high school students as part of MIT's PRIMESUSA program and one undergraduate student as part of a UROP. This summer I will be a coordinator for Yale's SUMRY program. Upcoming talks & travel:
