This is my 4th year in the mathematics graduate program at the University of Texas at Austin. My advisor is Dr. Cameron Gordon. I love to learn and study all kinds of math, but mostly, I like to think about knot theory and 3-dimensional manifolds. I received a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a M.S. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington. As much as a love thinking about research questions, I equally love sharing my passion for mathematics with others. I regularly attend and will occasionally give a talk in Math Teachers Circle of Austin seminars. This is a seminar for sharing interesting ideas in mathematics with K-12 math teachers. I am also a regular mentor in the Directed Reading Program, a program for guiding undergraduate aspiring mathematicians through a topic in mathematical research.
When I'm not studying math, I like to play board games. My favorites are Power Grid, Tsuro, and Dead of Winter. I am also an avid sports fan. As for team sports, I follow all of the Dallas area sports teams especially the Dallas Cowboys. I also like to watch several individual sports like tennis and the occasional last day of a golf tournament. I also enjoy playing many sports. Most notably, I am a member of the RLM Radicals, an intramural frisbee team.