Welcome to my webpage! I am an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. (Go Slugs!) I study contact and symplectic geometry, and their relationships with low-dimensional topology and dynamics. Please have a look at the research and teaching sections of this webpage if you would like to learn more about my work. I also have some videos and slides available from talks that I’ve given.
Before coming to UCSC, I was a Benjamin Peirce and National Science Foundation fellow at Harvard University. Before that, I was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study. I hold a PhD from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Mathematics from Harvard. I grew up in tiny Rhode Island, which is about the size of Yosemite National Park. I’ve loved music for about as long as I can remember, and I still play piano when I can.