Prior to this position I was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, sponsored by Bernd Sturmfels; I finished my Ph.D. in 2011 at Brown University under the supervision of Dan Abramovich.
has focused mostly on moduli spaces, birational geometry,
geometric invariant theory (GIT), and tropical geometry.
Students (undergraduate or graduate), please
contact me if you are curious
about participating in an independent study project; I can
suggest possible topics to choose from, depending on your
interests, or if you have ones in mind already just let me
In addition to research and pedagogy, I am interested in
the public policy aspects of my
profession, e.g., issues of STEM funding and education.
My undergraduate studies were at University of Washington, working mostly with Jim Morrow, Chuck Doran, Henry Cohn, and Jerry Seidler. Before that, I was home schooled by my hippie parents. If my last name seems familiar in math, there's a good chance you know my brother.