Welcome!

I am a lecturer in DPMMS at the University of Cambridge and a fellow at St. John's College.

Travel: Upcoming Travel & Past Adventures.

Research: My research is about combinatorial structures that arise in the geometry of algebraic varieties and the leveraging of these structures, particularly through tropical geometry, to study curves, moduli, and Gromov-Witten theory. I am an organizer of the algebraic geometry seminar at Cambridge.

Out in the World: My work was the subject of this popular science article in Quanta Magazine. You can play a fun game based on things in that article here and Holly explains the game in this video.

Teaching: Toric Varieties (Michaelmas 2019) & Part II Algebraic Geometry (Lent 2020).

Student Research: You can read about the work of undergraduates who have worked with me here.

Email: dr508 (at) cam. ac . uk

I am proud to support the music and work of Anna Magdalena Kokits. Here is one of my favourite pieces and here is another.

I support and believe in Federico Ardila's axioms:

  • Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.
  • Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.
  • Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.
  • Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.