**About Me**

I am a Warren Postdoctoral Fellow at the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, working in the Complex Systems Group with Danielle Bassett and the Mathematics department with Robert Ghrist. My current research can be broadly construed as the application of tools from algebra and topology to problems in neuroscience and the broader biosciences, however I maintain a healthy(?) interest in more general applications of topology, computational problems and pure mathematics as well.

From 2012-2014, I was a postdoc in the mathematics department at the University of Nebraska -- Lincoln, working in the Mathematical Neuroscience Lab with Vladimir Itskov and Carina Curto (both now at Pennsylvania State University), where I developed new computational tools for understanding the intrinsic structure of data encoded in neural populations through observation of their activity, as well as new theoretical tools for understanding coding in neural networks.

I received my PhD in 2010 from the the University of Oregon, working with Dev Sinha on the topology of spaces of knots. For the 2010 and 2011 academic years, I was a visiting assistant professor at Willamette University, during which time I was also a Project NExT fellow.