I grew up in San Diego, and graduated in 1996 from Mission Bay High School. I then spent nine years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I did an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master's Degree from San Francisco State University, and went back to Berkeley for my Ph. D., which I obtained in 2005. After graduating, I moved to Boston for three years, where I was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. Currently, I am a professor of mathematics at North Carolina State University. |

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Education | |||

2000 | B.A. | University of California, Berkeley | |

2002 | M.A. | San Francisco State University | Advisor: Serkan Hosten |

2005 | Ph.D. | University of California, Berkeley | Advisor: Bernd Sturmfels |

Positions Held | |

2005-2008 | Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows |

2008-2010 | Assistant Professor of Mathematics, North Carolina State University |

2010-2014 | Associate Professor of Mathematics, North Carolina State University |

2014- | Professor of Mathematics, North Carolina State University |

Academic Honors and Grants | |

2001-2005 | NSF Graduate Research Fellowship |

2005 | Bernard Friedman Memorial Prize (UC Berkeley) |

2005-2008 | Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows |

2007-2010 | NSF Standard Grant "Algebraic Statistical Models" |

2009-2016 | David and Lucille Packard Foundation Fellowship |

2010-2016 | NSF CAREER Award "Algebraic Problems in Statistics and Biology" |

2011 | AMS Invited Address, Southeastern Sectional Meeting, Winston-Salem, NC |

2012 | MAA Invited Address, Joint Mathematics Meeting, Boston, MA |

2012 | Fellow of the AMS |

2013-2017 | NCSU University Faculty Scholar |

2016-2019 | NSF Standard Grant "Mathematical Phylogenetics" |