I am a discrete mathematician, researching discrete models for biological structures and the combinatorics of partially ordered sets. I am excited to be an assistant professor at Davidson College. Previously, I was a postdoc at the Georgia Institute of Technology where I collaborated with a bioinformatics lab on a project involving bacterial typing. My Ph.D. (2015) is from the University of South Carolina and my M.S. (2010) is from Virginia Commonwealth University. At Houghton College, I earned a B.A.(2008), where I studied mathematics and adolescence education. I enjoy involving students in many facets of ongoing projects such as those in genome rearrangement and graphical models for disease spread. In the classroom, I share my excitement for mathematics and support students as they work toward their career goals. On the side, I enjoy nature, hiking with my Labrador retriever, spending time with family, and traveling around the world.


IMPACT Postdoctoral Fellow 2015- 2018
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Ph.D in Mathematics Summer 2015
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Research Advisor: Professor László Székely
Doctoral Dissertation: Trees, Partitions, and other Combinatorial Structures

M.S. in Mathematics (May 2010)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Thesis Advisor: Professor Richard Hammack
Master's Thesis: Zero Divisors among Digraphs

B.A. in Mathematics (May 2008)
Houghton College, Houghton, NY

B.A. in Adolescence Education (May 2008)
Houghton College, Houghton, NY
Student teaching at Letchworth Middle School, Gainesville, NY with Brian Harvey
and Wellsville High School, Wellsville, NY with Beth Howitt