About Me


Ph.D. in Mathematics, Duke University, 2013.

M.A. in Mathematics, Duke University, 2010.

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Rochester, 2008.

B.M. in Harp Performance, Univeristy of Rochester, 2008.


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor (2017-Present), Michigan State University.

Affiliated Faculty (2015-2017), University of Albany.

Assistant Professor (2014-2017), University of Albany.

Postdoc (2013-2014), University of Minnesota.

Visiting Assistant Professor (2013), Duke University.


Honors and Awards

Jo Rae Wright Fellowship for Outstanding Women in Science (2012-2013).



Departmental and University Service

Math Dept. Graduate Committee (Sept 2016 - present)

Math Dept Representative, UAlbany Undergraduate Research Information Session and Forum  (Mar 2016)

Faculty Speaker, UAlbany Math Department Graduation Ceremony (May 2015)

Organizer, UAlbany Reading Group on Applied Topology (Summer 2015)

Organizer, Coffee for Women in Math with Jill Pipher, Invited Speaker (Apr 2015)

UAlbany Math Dept Colloquium Committee (Sept 2014-Present)

Organizer for the IMA Postdoc Seminar (Sept 2013-Aug 2014)

President, Noetherian Ring of Duke University (Sept 2012-May 2013)

Mathbio Seminar Organizer (Spring 2012)

Project Mentor: Duke Workshop on Applications of Math to Physiology and Medicine (May 16-20, 2011)

Tea Organizer for Duke Mathematics Dept Sept 2010 - May 2011

Panelist for Duke Math Dept on Getting a job after your PhD Mar 2013

Panelist for Duke Math Dept Recruitment Weekend Info Session March 2010, March 2011

Graduate Student Representative for Duke Math Department Jan 2009 - Dec 2009


Professional Service

Steering Committee Member, ATMCS (Mar 2017 - present)

Steering Committee Member, Women in Computational Topology (Sep 2016 - present)

Organizer for Special Session on Sheaves in TDA at the Joint Math Meetings (Jan 2017) 

Program Committee Member, Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry (2014, 2016)

Scientific Committee, ATMCS7, Torino, Italy Applied Topology: Methods, Computation, and Science (Jul 2016)

Organizer, The 4th Annual Minisymposium on Computational Topology, CG Week at the Symposium on Computational Geometry (Jun 2015)

Session Organizer, AWM Research Symposium (Apr 2015)

Organizer for Special Session at the Joint Math Meetings (Jan 2013)


Community Outreach

Interview for The Girls Angle Bulletin, ISSN 2151-5700 Oct/Nov 2015

NYS Master Teacher Program Application Review Committee Sept 2014

Volunteer for FEMMES Capstone Events April 2011, April 2012


Review and Referee

SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry (SIAGA) 2017

Symposium on Discrete Algorithms 2017

NSF 2016

PLOS ONE 2015, 2016

Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications 2016

Symposium on Computational Geometry 2014, 2016

Discrete and Computational Geometry 2015