I just graduated (in May 2015) from the University of Michigan with a Ph.D. in mathematics. My advisors were Rob Lazarsfeld, who is now at Stony Brook University, and Karen Smith, who is here at Michigan. Starting in August 2015, I will spend a year at the University of Utah as a NSF postdoctoral fellow. In August 2016, I will move to Harvard University as a Benjamin Peirce Fellow. My research interests are in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. I am mostly interested in problems in classical algebraic geometry, especially those dealing with vector bundles and linear systems.
In summer 2013, I organized mini-courses in the department taught by and aimed at graduate students. You can find the list of courses here.
Before coming to Michigan, I was an undergraduate math major at the University of Chicago. Prior to that, I went to Saint Paul Central High School in Saint Paul, Minnesota. However, from grades seven through eleven, I took my math classes through UMTYMP (University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program). I enthusiastically endorse UMTYMP, and cannot overstate its impact on me mathematically.
Outside of math, I love rock climbing (sport climbing and bouldering) and vegan cooking. My fiancé, Ian Shipman, and I have two cats named Leo and Minnie.