CV

Education

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI

  MS, Mathematics, Aug 2023-


University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI

  BS, Mathematics, Sept 2018-May 2022. GPA (unweighted): 3.672

  BS, Computer Science, Sept 2018-May 2022. GPA (unweighted): 3.672


Research Experience

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM) Research Seminar Oct 2023-

  UWM

  Milwaukee, WI

  PI: Dr. Pamela E. Harris

  Topic: Parking Functions

  Have successfully defined and counted a novel class of parking functions (peakless tieless parking functions). Long term goal of fully understanding the nature of peaks, ties, valley, ascents, and descents in parking functions.


Los Alamos National Lab Parallel Computing Summer Research Internship (LANL PCSRI) June-Aug 2023

  LANL

  Los Alamos, NM

  PI: Dr. Nik Cordes, Dr. Shane Fogerty

  Topic: Fast Parallelized Image Filters

  Studied and implemented a fast, fully GPU parallelized nonlinear diffusion filter that reduces noise in a black and white image while maintaining edges. Primary use case is enhancing CT scans of dense, small objects. Implementation will be published in an open-source journal.


Madison Experimental Math Lab (MxM) Jan-May 2022

  UW Madison Math Department

  Madison, WI

  PI: Dr. Sigurd Angenent

  Topic: Topology of Curve Shortening Singularities

  Studied and constructed initial conditions for the curve shortening flow PDE that gave interesting (generally unstable) terminal conditions. Presented the group’s findings at a poster presentation at the end of the semester.


Wisconsin Science and Computer Emerging Research Stars (WISCERS) Jan-Aug 2022

  UW Madison Computer Science Department

  Madison, WI

  PI: Dr. Ilias Diakonikolas

  Topic: Sample Complexity Bounds of Randomized Distribution Testing Algorithms

  Found more exact bounds than were previously known for the number of samples required to determine properties of unknown probability distributions with high confidence. An application would be repeatedly rolling a die to determine whether it’s fair.


Employment

Graduate Teaching Assistant Aug 2023-Present

  UW Milwaukee Math Department

  Milwaukee, WI

  Working as the primary instructor for two sections of college algebra. Responsible for lesson plans, grading, lecturing, and ensuring student success.


Math Tutor Sept 2022-May 2023

  Jovie

  Edina, MN

  Worked as a one-on-one tutor with high school students who need help with math.


Drop-in Tutor Sept 2021-May 2022

  UW Madison Math Department

  Madison, WI

  Provided a free service as a tutor in the math lab. Calculus and discrete math students could drop in to the lab at any time during our working hours for help with their classes.


WISCERS Intern Jan-Aug 2021

  UW Madison Computer Science Department

  Madison, WI

  Worked part time (~20 hours/week) on research questions in randomized distribution testing algorithms. Improved known sample bounds for multiple algorithms from a big-O estimation to a tight asymptotic value.


Software Engineer Intern Jan-Aug 2020

  Thomson Reuters

  Eagan, MN

  Worked full time as a software engineering intern, solidifying my coding skills and learning more about collaborative problem solving.


Volunteer Drop-in Tutor Jan-Dec 2019

  UW Madison Greater University Tutoring Service

  Madison, WI

  Volunteered as a drop-in math and computer science tutor in Steenbock library on campus. Provided help to anyone who needed it for their math or computer science courses.


Lab Systems Intern June-Aug 2019

  Bio-Techne

  Minneapolis, MN

  Worked as an intern on implementing improved search functions for the internal Bio-Techne gene database.


Awards

Dean’s List

  Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022


Other Learning

Algebraic Geometry Reading Group June-Aug 2022

  Online

  Joined a group of CTNT attendees in reading from Vakil’s “The Rising Sea”.


Connecticut Summer School in Number Theory June 2022

  University of Connecticut

  Storrs, Connecticut

  Attended a week-long number theory summer school at the University of Connecticut. Topics covered include general algebraic number theory, the Chebotarev density theorem, local fields, and Galois representations. Also attended the attached conference.


New Horizons in Theoretical Computer Science Summer School June 2021

  Online

  Attended a week-long online computer science summer school. Topics covered include randomized algorithms, theoretical machine learning, algorithm analysis, zero knowledge proofs, and game theory.


Posters

Peakless Tieless Parking Functions. Mid-Atlantic Algebra, Geometry, and Combinatorics Workshop (MAAGC). Dec 2023. Richmond, Virginia. 


A Parallel Implementation of a Nonlinear Diffusion Filter. LANL Student Symposium. Aug 2023. Los Alamos, New Mexico.


Topology in Curve Shortening Flow. MxM End of Semester Symposium. May 2022. Madison, Wisconsin.