I am currently an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College. As a full-time faculty member, I further my research and teach introductory and advanced math and computer science classes. Please see here for more on my teaching philosophy and experience.
I completed my B.S. in Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009 and subsequently moved to Berlin on a full scholarship from the Berlin Mathematical School. After finishing my qualifying exams at the Technische Universität Berlin, I began my research under the direction of Martin Grötschel and joined the interdisciplinary Zuse Institute Berlin where I gained expertise in combinatorial optimization and algorithmic discrete mathematics. I applied these techniques to theoretical questions in extremal combinatorics, which resulted in my dissertation titled “Cutting Planes for Union-Closed Families” and the completion of my PhD degree in November 2017. Afterwards, I spent three wonderful semesters as a Lecturer of Mathematics at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill before moving to my current position.