# Vitae

# Positions

**Assistant professor**

*Boise State University*, 2012–present

**Fields Ontario postdoctoral fellow**

*The Fields Institute and York University*, 2010–2012

Supervised by Ilijas Farah.

**Postdoctoral fellow**

*Max Planck Institute for Mathematics*, Summer 2009

Supervised by Peter Koepke (informally).

**Visiting assistant professor / postdoc**

*The Graduate Center of The City University of New York*, 2008–2010

Supervised by Joel Hamkins and Roman Kossak (informally).

# Preparation

**Ph.D., Mathematics**

*Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey*, 2003–2008

Supervised by Simon Thomas. Doctoral thesis titled *Descriptive aspects of torsion-free abelian groups*.

**B.S., Mathematics**

**B.S., Computer science**

*The University of Washington*, 2000–2003

Supervised by M. Scott Osborne. Senior thesis titled *Partial universes and the axioms of set theory*.

# Research interests

set theory; descriptive set theory; Borel complexity theory; combinatorics; applications of ergodic theory to set theory; applications of set theory to algebra, model theory, analysis, topology, infinitary logic, and computability theory

# Teaching styles

team learning, inquiry and discovery-based learning, classroom discussion, partially flipped classes

# Outreach

**Program director**

*Boise Math Circle*, 2014–present

Develop and implement weekly discussions for middle and high school students about an elementary but deep topic in mathematics. Additional mentors include BSU faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

# More about me

I am originally from Seattle. I’m into math and discussing math, from the elementary to the research level. Aside from math, I have been known to juggle, play tennis and aerobie, read novels, and listen to music. I am an advocate of cycling as a means of transportation. Having studied computer science in the past, I enjoy thinking about how modern web tools can help us share and work together on math.