Before starting my career in mathematics, I was a collegiate track and cross country runner at Goucher College, which I attended on a fine and performing arts scholarship for dance. Originally, I wanted to move out to Los Angeles, CA after graduating to pursue a career in dance and acting. In order to have a degree I felt comfortable falling back on, I picked up a maths major and graduated magna cum laude in May 2014 with a BA in Mathematics and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Part of the draw of Goucher was the study abroad requirement. Through Goucher, I was able to spend my junior year studying maths at the University of Oxford. My experience at Oxford convinced me to change my career path from the performing arts to mathematics. This eventually landed me at Clemson University where I first worked with Dr. Jim Brown (now at Occidental College) and am now mentored by Dr. Sean Sather-Wagstaff. I anticipate finishing my doctorate under Dr. Sather-Wagstaff in May of 2021 and completed my master’s under Dr. Brown in December 2016. I owe both mentors an enormous debt of gratitude for their patience and guidance.
When I can, I like to sneak in long runs to keep up with competitive running. I also try to find time each year to go out backpacking with my dad.
August 11, 2018, Park City Trail Series 15K, Park City, UT
9th of 295 overall, 1:05:55. Full Results
October 21, 2018, Athens Half Marathon, Athens, GA
14th of 1500 overall, 1:26:27 (1:26:39 gun). Full Results
January 12, 2019, Charleston Half Marathon, Charleston, SC
16th of 2390 overall, 1:25:19 (1:25:41 gun). Full Results