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 02, 2020

Free Access to New Paper with J. Metcalfe (until Feb 18)

A new paper I wrote with Jason Metcalfe on quasilinear systems of wave equations is currently available online. The paper will appear in the Journal of Differential Equations in February. Click below to access our paper for free until February 18, 2020!

December 13, 2019

BIRS Workshop on Geometric Dispersive Equations

I have accepted an invitation to attend the Dynamics in Geometric Dispersive Equations and the Effects of Trapping, Scattering and Weak Turbulence, Revisited workshop at the Banff International Research Station. I will be in attendance Feb 2 - Feb 7, 2020.

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.

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