I am a graduate student in the Rice Mathematics Department. My advisor is Brendan Hassett. My research interests are in Algebraic Geometry, heading towards Geometric Invariant Theory.

# Education

- Rice University, Houston, TX. Ph.D. Mathematics, Expected May 2015.
- Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA. B.S. Mathematics, May 2009.
- Home Schooled, Redlands, CA, 1987-2005.

# Research and Papers

- For current study, please view my research webpage.

# Seminars

- Fall 2013: Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar.
- Spring 2012: Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar.

# Teaching

My past and present teaching assignments at Rice:

- Spring 2014: Teaching Assistant, Math 464/564, Graduate Algebra III.
- Fall 2013: Teaching Assistant, Math 463/563, Graduate Algebra II.
- Spring 2013: Teaching Assistant, Math 373, Elliptic Curves.
- Spring 2013: Teaching Assistant, Math 366, Geometry.
- Fall 2012: Instructor, Math 102, Single Variable Calculus II.
- Spring 2012: Teaching Assistant, Math 366, Geometry.
- Spring 2012: Teaching Assistant, Math 212, Multivariable Calculus (half duties).
- Fall 2011: Head Teaching Assistant, Math 102, Single Variable Calculus II.
- Spring 2011: Teaching Assistant, Math 212, Multivariable Calculus.
- Fall 2010: Teaching Assistant, Math 211, Ordinary Differential Equations.
- Spring 2010: Teaching Assistant, Math 112, Calculus and Its Applications.
- Fall 2009: Teaching Assistant, Math 211, Ordinary Differential Equations.

# Talks and Conferences

Past and upcoming talks:

- "Segre Classes" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, February 24, 2014.
- "Homotopy Exact Sequence and Applications" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, November 14, 2013.
- "Local Systems and the Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, October 3, 2013.
- "Differential Galois Theory" Current Mathematics Seminar, Rice University, September 19, 2013.
- "Hopf's Formula and H_2(Mod(S);ZZ)" Summer Seminar: Mapping Class Groups, Rice University, July 19, 2013.
- "Distinguished Divisors on the Fano Surface of Lines" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, April 18, 2013.
- "Cubic Hypersurfaces" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, March 14, 2013.
- "Polarizations and the Riemann Bilinear Relations" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, February 7, 2013.
- "Moduli Spaces and Morse Theory (...For Polygons)" Current Mathematics Seminar, Rice University, January 31, 2013.
- "Bend-and-Break" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, November 5, 2012.
- "The Cone of Curves" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, September 17, 2012.
- "Complex Vector Bundles and Chern Classes III" Summer Seminar: Characteristic Classes, Rice University, July 27, 2012.
- "Complex Vector Bundles and Chern Classes II" Summer Seminar: Characteristic Classes, Rice University, July 25, 2012.
- "Complex Vector Bundles and Chern Classes I" Summer Seminar: Characteristic Classes, Rice University, July 23, 2012.
- "The r-matrix Method" Summer Seminar: Integrable Systems, Rice University, July 16, 2012.
- "Toric Varieties: Preliminaries and Examples" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, January 23, 2012.
- "Sato-Tate Conjecture" Math 521: Random Matrices, Rice University, November 29, 2011.
- "Higher Order Deformations" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, October 21, 2011.
- "Lichtenbaum-Schlessinger Functors" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, September 23, 2011.
- "Introduction to Toric Varieties" Current Mathematics Seminar, Rice University, September 1, 2011.
- "Line Bundles on a Complex Torus" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, February 1, 2011.
- "Introduction to Geometric Invariant Theory" Current Mathematics Seminar, Rice University, January 27, 2011.
- "Complex Tori and their Cohomology Groups" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, January 25, 2011.
- "Hodge Decomposition Theorem on Riemann Manifolds: Proof" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, September 9, 2010.
- "Hodge Decomposition Theorem on Riemann Manifolds: Preliminaries" Algebraic Geometry Working Seminar, Rice University, September 2, 2010.
- "Abelian Sandpile Model on Symmetric Graphs" Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, University of California Riverside, March 2009.
- "Classifying the Simplices of the 4-Dimensional Cube" Undergraduate Research Talk, Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington DC, January 6, 2009.
- "'Syncing' Up with the Quinn-Rand-Strogatz Constant" SACNAS, Kansas City, MO, October 11-14, 2007.

Past and upcoming conferences attended:

- Geometrie Algebrique en Liberte (GAeL), Trieste, Italy, June 23-27, 2014.
- Algebraic Geometry Northeastern Series (AGNES), Stony Brook, NY, April 25-27, 2014.
- Texas Algebraic Geometry Symposium (TAGS), Houston, TX, April 4-6, 2014.
- Georgia Algebraic Geometry Symposium, Athens, GA, October 18-20, 2013.
- FRG: Arithmetic and geometry of rational curves, Houston, TX, September 20-22, 2013.
- Rational Points, Rational Curves and Entire Holomorphic Curves on Projective Varieties, Montreal, Quebec, June 17-28, 2013.
- Hempelfest (3-Manifolds Conference), Houston, TX, April 19-21, 2013.
- Texas Algebraic Geometry Symposium (TAGS), Austin, TX, April 6-7, 2013.
- Graduate Student Workshop on Moduli Spaces and Bridgeland Stability, Chicago, IL, March 23-25, 2013.
- AIM Workshop: Log MMP for Moduli Spaces, Palo Alto, CA, December 10-14, 2012.
- Texas Geometry and Topology Conference (TGTC), Houston, TX, November 9-11, 2012.
- UGA Algebraic Geometry Symposium and VIGRE Summer School, Athens, GA, May 21-June 2, 2012.
- Texas Algebraic Geometry Symposium, College Station, TX, April 27-29, 2012.
- Joint Mathematics Meetings , Boston, MA, January 4-7, 2012.
- Texas Algebraic Geometry Symposium (TAGS), Houston, TX, April 22-24, 2011.
- Ahlfors-Bers Colloquium, Houston, TX, March 24-17, 2011.
- SACNAS, Anaheim, CA, September 28-October 3, 2010.
- Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Riverside, CA, March 14, 2009.
- Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington DC, January 5-8, 2009.
- PCMI: Algebraic Geometry, Park City, Utah, Summer 2008
- SACNAS, Kansas City, MO, October 11-14, 2007.
- MSRI-Undergraduate Program, Berkeley, CA, Summer 2007.