## About Me

I earned my Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. My dissertation was supervised by Dr. Jason Metcalfe. In my thesis work I used spectral, microlocal, and vector field methods to establish the relationship between pointwise wave decay and the far-away metric behavior on asymptotically flat spacetimes. Details about my past and planned work can be found in my research statement.

During Fall 2019 I am a Gamelin Postdoctoral Fellow in the Microlocal Analysis Program at MSRI.

Starting January 2020 I will be an NSF RTG Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at Northwestern University working with Jared Wunsch.

In 2016 I co-founded Girls Talk Math, a free summer day camp for high school girls hosted by UNC, with then Ph.D. candidate Francesca Bernardi. The camp expanded to the University of Maryland in 2018.

#### News and Updates

__January 11, 2019__

__Joint Math Meetings in Baltimore__

I will be attending the JMM in Baltimore Wednesday, Jan 16 to Saturday, Jan 19. The schedule for my talks and poster is:

Wednesday, January 16

9:15-9:25am: Talk titled Promoting diversity through outreach at the Girls Talk Math camp during the MAA General Session on Outreach. (Room 301, BCC)

Thursday, January 17

8:00-8:20am: Talk titled Wave decay on asymptotically flat stationary spacetimes during the AMS Special Session on Analysis and Geometry of Nonlinear Evolution Equations (Room 336, BCC)

10:00am-12:00pm: Poster on Girls Talk Math during the MAA Poster Session for Mathematical Outreach Programs. (Exhibit Hall G, 100 Level, BCC)

__December 31, 2018__

__New Paper Posted to arXiv: Quasilinear Systems__

I have posted a new paper, co-authored with Jason Metcalfe: arXiv:1812.11956

Title: "Global existence for systems of quasilinear wave equations in (1+4)-dimensions."

__November 07, 2018__

__Girls Talk Math to present at ScienceTalk 2019__

The proposal Dr. Bernardi and I prepared to give a talk at ScienceTalk 2019 has been accepted! ScienceTalk is a national science communication conference that brings together professionals interested in sharing math and science with a broad audience. The conference will take place April 4-5, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.

The talk will emphasize the value of including a communication component in STEM outreach initiatives. This not only promotes communication skills for future scientists but also helps to reach underrepresented groups by building a sense of community.

__October 10, 2018__

__Purdue Spectral and Scattering Theory Seminar__

I will be giving a talk during the Spectral and Scattering Theory Seminar at Purdue University on Wednesday, October 10th. Title: Wave decay on asymptotically flat stationary spacetimes.