4th-year math PhD student
My research is in complex analysis, working under Steffen Rohde. I study conformal mappings, the zipper algorithm and Loewner energy. I am also interested in Belyi functions, Shabat polynomials and their connections to complex analysis and number theory. Side interests include the Gaussian Free Field, Schramm-Loewer Evolution and probability theory. I previously worked in convex geometry in the flavor of Richard Gardner, my advisor at WWU.
I am Washington native and have a BS and MS in math from Western Washington University. I have been at UW since 2013, aside from a year off in 2015-2016 to teach in Bangladesh.
I love teaching and I really enjoy math; I can say with J.J. Sylvester, "I really love my subject." (Well, except when research is impossibly difficult.) I appreciate the aesthetic nature of mathematics; we should not sharply distinguish between math and art. Betrand Russell once said that mathematics has "a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture," but I see it as something richer, more like a symphony or a great violin concerto.
In my free time I enjoy reading, running, studying languages, photography, cooking and spending time with friends. Also, an important aspect of who I am is that I am a Christian. I am thankful that Jesus is slowly changing me. I worship at Green Lake Presbyterian Church.