I have been an Assistant Professor of Math and Computer Science at Westminster College since 2020.
Before Westminster, I attended Auburn University from 2010 to 2016 where I recieved my BS in Mathematics with a Spanish minor, then earned a MS in Mathematics. I earned my PhD in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Iowa State University.
I teach courses in both mathematics and computer science. I particularly enjoy teaching introductory level math courses, where I can work to help alleviate the prevalence of math anxiety and fear. It turns out math can be fun, especially in introductory courses! Among the higher level courses, I enjoy teaching introduction to proofs and graph theory. I have dipped my toes in computer science teaching and have an interest in machine learning, algorithms, and information theory.
My research interests are primarly rooted in discrete mathematics. I focus on graph theory, including the study of random graphs, graph coloring, and domination problems. One of the many reasons I was drawn to discrete mathematics was due to the accessibility of research opportunities for undegraduates. I love undergraduate research and can't wait to chat with you about what math research looks like. (Spoiler: It probably isn't what you expect when you enter college!)