## Bio

I am a postdoc at the University of Michigan studying commutative algebra in positive characteristic. I'm also interested in connections with combinatorics and in symbolic powers of ideals. Before Michigan, I was a postdoc at the University of Oklahoma, and prior to that I did my PhD at the University of Utah.

When not thinking about math, I enjoy cycling, climbing rocks, and training my dog Annie.

My CV (Updated August, 2022)

## Axioms

I cosign Federico Ardilla's four axioms of mathematics:- Mathematical potential is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.
- Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.
- Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.
- Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

## Contact

Office: EH 1859

Email: smolkind *at* umich *dot* (the first three letters of "education")

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