Basic Info

  • • I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Western Washington University in beautiful Bellingham, Washington.
  • • Email is the best way to reach me. My email address is my firstName.lastName@wwu.edu. In person you can find me at my office, Bond Hall 214.
  • • Here is my cv.

Who I am

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Western Washington University. Previously, I was an AAP at the University of Washington and a VIGRE Fellow at UC Davis. I received my Ph.D from the University of Minnesota in 2009 under the direction of Vic Reiner.

Some things I enjoy, other than math

• Chai tea. I drink a lot of it.
• I love road trips across the western US.
• I am a huge electronic music fan. Here is a favorite tune of mine.
• I love good beer. Particularly, stouts and porters.
• I enjoy mountaineering and hiking in the North Cascades.

What I do

I study algebraic and geometric combinatorics. I particularly like to study matroids and hyperplane arrangements through their algebraic and geometric invariants.

The point-line incidences in the above non-Pappus configuration cannot be realized by a collection of straight lines in a projective space over a field. I like to find ways that algebraic objects see this fact.