
I am a tenuretrack assistant professor at Brown University. From 2012 to 2015 I was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the mathematics department at Harvard. I got my PhD from UC Berkeley in 2012, advised by Bernd
Sturmfels.
I am interested in combinatorial algebraic geometry, particularly: algebraic curves and their moduli, graph theory, and
tropical geometry.
Here is my CV.
Here are my profiles on Google Scholar and MathSciNet.
Research

Lectures on tropical curves and their moduli spaces
Notes for a lecture series at the CIMPACIMATICTP School on Moduli of Curves, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Videos of the lectures are available here.

Tropicalization of the moduli space of curves II: topology and applications, with S. Galatius and S. Payne.

Topology of the tropical moduli spaces M_{2,n}
Supplementary sage code for Section 6

The expected jaggedness of order ideals,
with S. Haddadan, S. Hopkins, L. Moci.
Submitted.

Genera of BrillNoether curves and staircase paths in Young tableaux,
with A. López Martín, N. Pflueger, M. Teixidor i Bigas.
Submitted.

Theta characteristics of tropical K_4curves,
with P. Jiradilok.
Submitted.

Sandpiles, spanning trees, and plane duality,
with D. Glass, M. Macauley, D. Perkinson, C. Werner, Q. Yang
SIAM J. Discrete Math 291 (2015), 461471.

Fano schemes of determinants and permanents,
with N. Ilten.
Algebra and Number theory 93 (2015), 629679.

Rotorrouting and spanning trees on planar graphs, with T. Church and J. Grochow.
Int. Math. Res. Not. 11 (2015), 32253244.

Tropical
Teichmüller and Siegel spaces, with M. Melo and F. Viviani.
Algebraic and combinatorial aspects of tropical geometry,
Contemporary Mathematics 589 (2013), 4585.

Tropical curves and metric graphs
Ph.D. dissertation, 107 pages, 2012.

Elliptic curves in
honeycomb form,
with B. Sturmfels.
Algebraic and combinatorial aspects of tropical geometry,
Contemporary Mathematics 589 (2013) 87107.
Supplementary materials and
computations

Tropical hyperelliptic
curves
Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics 37 (2013), no. 2, 331359.
Slides

Combinatorics of the
tropical Torelli map
Algebra and Number Theory 6 (2012), no. 6, 11331169.
Slides
Pictures of tropical M_g

Three notions of tropical
rank for symmetric matrices,
with D. Cartwright.
Combinatorica 32 (2012), no. 1, 5584.
Slides
Extended
abstract

The 4x4 minors of a 5xn
matrix are a tropical basis, with A. N. Jensen and E. Rubei.
Linear Algebra and its Applications 435 (2011), no. 7, 15981611.
Slides

The distinguishing
number of the augmented cube and hypercube powers
Discrete Mathematics 308 (2008) no. 11, 23302336.

Improved pebbling
bounds,
with A. Godbole.
Discrete Mathematics 308 (2008) no. 11,
23012306.

The distinguishing
number of the direct product and wreath product action
Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics 24 (2006), no. 3, 331345.

The maximum
distinguishing number of a group
Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 13 (2006), no. 1, R70.

Stably computable properties of network graphs,
with D. Angluin, J. Aspnes, M. J. Fischer, H. Jiang, R. Peralta
Proceedings of the International Conference on Distributed
Computing in Sensor Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science,
3560 (2005) 6374.
Teaching

Math 1040, Fundamental problems in geometry, Spring 2016

Math 0540, Honors Linear Algebra, Fall 2015

Math 137, Algebraic geometry, Spring 2014 (Harvard)

Math Ma, Introduction to functions and calculus, Fall 2013 (Harvard)

Math 285y, Tropical geometry, Spring 2013 (Harvard)

Math 233a, Theory of schemes, Fall 2012 (Harvard)
Travel
 Algebraic Geometry 2015, July 2024, 2015 (Week 2), Utah
 AIM workshop on degenerations in algebraic geometry, August 1721, 2015
 AGNES at Brown University, October 24, 2015
 BIRS workshop on sandpile groups, November 1520, 2015, Oaxaca
 BATMOBYLE at Yale, December 10, 2015
 CIMPACIMATICTP School on Moduli of Curves, Guanajuato, February 28March 5, 2016
 SUMS 2016, Brown University, March 12, 2016
 Northwestern Geometry and Physics seminar, March 31, 2016
 GIIM Women in Mathematics and Statistics Conference, Harvard, April 2, 2016
 AGNES at Yale, April 810, 2016
 BATMOBYLE at Yale, April 28, 2016
 Discrete Math Day of the Northeast, April 30, 2016, Smith College
 BIRS workshop on algebraic, tropical, and nonarchimedean analytic geometry of moduli spaces, May 16, 2016, Oaxaca
 Combinatorial moduli spaces workshop, Fields Institute, December 59, 2016
Stuff I organize
 I'm a coorganizer of BATMOBYLE Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016
 AGNES at Brown University, October 24, 2015
 Connections for Women at AGNES, April 8, 2016 preceding AGNES at Yale April 810
 BIRS workshop on algebraic, tropical, and nonarchimedean analytic geometry of moduli spaces, May 16, 2016, Oaxaca (coorganized with Matt Baker, Dave Jensen, Sam Payne)
