University of Washington
Department of Mathematics
Box 354350
Seattle, WA 981954350
Objective
Research
Interests
Education
History
Ph.D in Mathematics University of Washington, Seattle
Spring 2022 (expected)
See this page for a list of my graduate coursework.
Masters of Science in Mathematics University of Washington, Seattle
Exam Topic: Schur Duality and Strict Polynomial Functors (view paper)
Winter 2020
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Budapest, Hungary
Algebraic Topology, Conjecture & Proof, Cryptography, Differential Geometry.
Autumn 2015
Bachelors of Science in Mathematics University of Southern California
Magna Cum Laude, Dean's list, Departmental Honors
Autumn 2015
Associates of Science in Mathematics Citrus College
Key of Knowledge, Dean's List, Honors Program
Spring 2013
Teaching
History
Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Autumn 2016  Present
 As an instructor:

Math 124: Calculus I (Summer 2018)
I put my own twist on the standard Calc I curriculum by deciding to focus on highlevel understanding along with cultivating problemsolving techniques and a mathematical mindset.
This idea was loosely based on that of the flipped classroom; students were encouraged using quizzes to read the textbook before any material was discussed in class and large portions of contact time with instructors were dedicated to working on challenging problem sets and presenting solutions to the class.
Technology was used frequently and liberally as a way to both bolster understanding through visual aids and as a means to solicit frequent feedback from students to monitor their understanding and progress.

Math 308: Matrix Algebra (Spring 2019)
My focus during this quarter was on developing the students' ability to solve problems they hadn't seen before. In service of this, we dedicated a third of our contact time to solving problems in small groups with my oversight.
My initial course structure wasn't adequately meeting the needs of the class (which I determined from soliciting feedback), so after the first midterm we pivoted to having more workedout examples in class, for which the students were thankful.
In order to encourage students to investigate how linear algebra was used in the real world, the students were assigned a poster project. Topics included applications of linear algebra in medical imaging, computer graphics, and in the social sciences.
 As a TA: Participated in several aspects of instruction including demonstration of problemsolving techniques, student evaluation, and the administrative process.
 Math 112 (Sp 20)
 Math 120 (Au 17)
 Math 124 (Wi 17, Wi 19)
 Math 125 (Au 16, Sp 17)
 Math 126 (Su 17, Wi 18, Sp 18)
 Math 327 (Su 19)
 Math 381 (Au 18)
 Math 403 (Wi 20)
Lead Teaching Assistant
SCS Noonan Scholars (previously South Central Scholars), Los Angeles, CA
Summer 2016
 Independently developed and delivered approximately 50 hours of instruction and five exams to gifted universitybound students in calculus 2 and 3.
 Total of 100 contact hours, including daily supervised worksheet sessions.
 Took the initiative to deliver weekly lectures in higher mathematics (number theory, knot theory, differential equations, etc.) along with entrylevel problems that allowed students to get a sense of the “flavor” of these fields.
Various Positions
Citrus College, Glendora, CA
Spring 2012  Summer 2013
 PAGE Program Tutor. Assisted a licensed teacher in the education of a class of middle school children intended to reinforce the previous year’s learning and to prevent “backsliding”. Personally instructed a small group of students who were prepared to learn more advanced topics in intermediate algebra.
 SIGMA Mentor. Took on a small group of students each semester utilizing a holistic approach to education – supplementing standard tutoring with more indepth educational guidance and planning.
 Math Tutor. Instructed students in the fastpaced Math Success Center where I provided homework help in all math classes through linear algebra and differential equations.
Leadership &
Service
Graduate Student Representative
UW Math Department
20192020 Academic Year
 Planned and organized a variety of events and lectures for the graduate students as well as the department at large.
 Served as an advocate for the graduate students in several capacities.
(Unpaid) Organizer and Mentor
Washington Directed Reading Program
20192020 Academic Year
 Was part of a small group of graduate students responsible for running the WDRP. This program paired undergraduate students with graduate students with the goal of increasing diversity in mathematics and mentoring the next generation of mathematicians.
 My role largely consisted of looking for funding and reaching out to different groups to encourage the participation of underrepresented minorities in math.
Conferences &
Workshops
Attended
Conference on Lie and Jordan Algebras, Their Representations and Applications
January 611, 2020
Sichuan University, Chengdu, P. R. China
The Mathematics of Machine Learning
MSRI
July 29  August 9, 2019
University of Washington, Seattle
(my notes)
Triangulated Categories in Geometry and Representation Theory
June 2428, 2019
University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
(my notes)
November 1011, 2018
University of Washington, Seattle
Skills &
Hobbies
 English This is my native language.
 German Ich kann ziemlich gut Deutsch sprechen, lesen, und verstehen!
 Russian Я немного понимаю порусски.
 Programming Go, Haskell, Java, LaTeX, Python, Typescript.
Computer Skills: Web/Application Development, Server Administration, Sage, Mathematica, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD.
Life Skills: Critical Thinking, Abstract Reasoning, Communication, Objectivity, Empathy.
Hobbies: Hiking, Jogging, Sailing, Rollerskating, Appreciating the Wonders of the PNW.