## A Brief Bio

Welcome! I'm a mathematician at **Cambridge**. I grew up in South India and South Africa, and I studied mathematics at **Harvey Mudd College** and **Yale**. I worked with **Dagan Karp** as an undergraduate, and wrote my PhD under the direction of **Sam Payne** with a substantial helping hand from **Dan Abramovich**** **at **Brown**. I was a Moore Instructor at MIT, where I worked with **Davesh Maulik****.** I spent a term at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2017, where I learned that homological mirror symmetry is very complicated!

My research is about combinatorial structures in algebraic geometry, with a particular emphasis on applications to the geometry of curves, moduli theory, and enumerative geometry. One result I'm quite attached to concerns an old line of questioning in Brill-Noether theory, which you can read about **here**.

**Mura Yakerson** interviewed me for her YouTube interview series **Math-Life Balance** which you can find **here****. **