I am a third year PhD student at the University of Notre Dame in the Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics Department. For the Fall of 2018, I am participating in the semester program on nonlinear algebra at the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
My research involves modeling nonlinear problems that arise in science and engineering via systems of polynomial equations and developing techniques to solve and analyze those systems. I am an active member of the Association for Women in Science, Society of Schmitt Fellows, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. I am passionate about promoting STEM opportunities to underrepresented communities. This has led me to participate in various outreach opportunities from judging science fairs to organizing a charity race, the ND Pi Day 5k. Outside of academics, I love lacrosse, played all through undergraduate, and now I stay involved by officiating women’s lacrosse games. I was a member of the Notre Dame women’s club boxing team in the fall of 2017 where I participated in the season-end tournament and helped raise over $200,000 to be donated to Holy Cross missions in Uganda.