Intro
Welcome to my personal webpage and thank you for visiting!
I just finished my fourth year of the doctoral program in mathematics at LSU being coadvised by Oliver Dasbach and Shea VelaVick. I plan to graduate in May 2025. My career goal is to stay in academia, hopefully continuing research and teaching mathematics at the university level.
Education:
MS in Mathematics, May 2022, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
MS in Mathematics, December 2018, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
BS in Mathematics, May 2016, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Minor in Computer Science
Research
Preprints available on the arXiv
The NonOrientable 4Genus of NonAlternating 11 Crossing Knots arXiv link
NonOrientable 4Genus of Torus Knots arXiv link
Masters Thesis
Using Knot Theory to Model and Analyze DNA Replication and Recombination
Mentored Undergraduate Research
Listed on the service tab, or click here
Invited Talks
Joint Mathematics Meetings at Seattle, WA: NonOrientable Surfaces in Knot Traces
Math Colloquium (University of Nevada Reno): NonOrientable 4genus of Knots
AMS Sectional University of Albany: NonOrientable 4genus of Knots
AMS Sectional FSU: NonOrientable 4genus of Knots
Geometry and Topology Seminar (LSU): NonOrientable 4genus of Knots
Slides from previous talks
Lightning Talk: NonOrientable Surfaces in Knot Traces
20 min slide talk: NonOrientable 4 Genus of Knots
Conferences Attended
 upcoming: Joint Mathematics Meetings at Seattle, WA 2025
Talk Title: NonOrientable Surfaces in Knot Traces <\li>
 upcoming: AMS Sectional University at Albany 2024
Talk Title: NonOrientable 4Genus of Knots <\li>
 ICERM Braids Reunion Workshop 2024  Brown University
 Topology Students Workshop 2024  Vanderbilt University
Talk Title: NonOrientable 4Genus of Knots
 Topology Summer School & Conference 2024  University of Georgia
Lightning Talk: NonOrientable Surfaces in Knot Traces
 AMS Sectional 2024  Florida State University
Talk Title: NonOrientable 4Genus of Knots
 Texas Geometry and Topology 2023  Rice University
 SEC Topology 2024  University of Alabama
 Topology Conference 2023  University of Georgia
Course Projects
Brunnian Braids and Their Relation to Homotopy Groups of Spheres. Spring 2022.
The Betti Numbers of the Data Set of the Work of Bob Ross. Fall 2018
Analyzing Betti Numbers of Range Image Patches. Fall 2018.
Analyzing Betti Numbers of the Zodiac Constellations. Fall 2018.
The History of the Alexander Horned Sphere. Spring 2017.
The History of i , the Imaginary Number. Spring 2017.
The Eccentricity of Directed Graphs. Fall 2012.
Teaching
Lecturer  Texas State University
CoCoordinator of Math 1316 (Contemporary Mathematics) Teaching Forum
Instructor  Contemporary Mathematics
Instructor  CoEnroll Intermediate and College Algebra
Instructor  CoEnroll Elementary Algebra and Contemporary Mathematics
Graduate Instructional Assistant  Louisiana State University
Instructor  Calculus I
Lead TA  Business Calculus
TA  Business Calculus
Graduate Instructional Assistant  Texas State University
Instructor  Intermediate Algebra
TA  Calculus II
TA  PreCalculus
Undergraduate Instructional Assistant  Texas State University
TA  PreCalculus
Tutoring
I have been tutoring mathematics since I was in high school, where I was also a classroom assistant. I have tutored math from the high school level, private tutored everything from graduate topology to college algebra, and worked in the mathematics tutoring lab at Texas State.
Helping others learn and understand mathematics has always been a passion of mine. A fun fact, I have wanted to be a math teacher since I was in the third grade!
Service
Mentor for Undergraduate Research
Topological Data Analysis  Fall 2024
Intro to Heegaard Floer Homology  Summer 2024
NonOrientable 4 Genus of Torus Knots  Spring 2024
Seifert Surfaces and Knot Signatures  Spring 2024
Braids and Configuration Space  Fall 2023
(1, 1)knots and Heegaard Floer Homology  Spring 2023 and Fall 2022.
Curriculum Development
CoCoordinator of Contemporary Mathematics, Texas State University
Restructured syllabus, created course material currently being used.
Student Colloquium Committee
Officer: 2022current
Organizer
Informal Topology and Geometry Seminar (LSU)
Graduate Students in 4 Dimensions and Less Seminar (LSU)
GEAUX Math LSU (new graduate student orientation)
Tshirt designer (see below for some of my designs)
Topology talk: "Brunnian Braids and Their Relation to Homotopy Groups of Spheres."
Qualifying Exam Preparation (Topology): introductory talk
Notes I have made to help other graduate students
Intro to HFK Homework
Introduction to Knot Concordance Notes
University Participation
Department of Mathematics TShirt Design Winner (2018)
Three Minute Thesis 3MT
People's Choice Award (2018)
Math in the Picture  Texas State University: (winner 2017, 2018)
2017: Making Mandalas with Sine and Cosine Functions
2018: The Ammonite  Golden Ratio in Nature
Elements
Text
This is bold and this is strong. This is italic and this is emphasized.
This is ^{superscript} text and this is _{subscript} text.
This is underlined and this is code: for (;;) { ... }
. Finally, this is a link.
Heading Level 2
Heading Level 3
Heading Level 4
Heading Level 5
Heading Level 6
Blockquote
Fringilla nisl. Donec accumsan interdum nisi, quis tincidunt felis sagittis eget tempus euismod. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus vestibulum. Blandit adipiscing eu felis iaculis volutpat ac adipiscing accumsan faucibus. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus lorem ipsum dolor sit amet nullam adipiscing eu felis.
Preformatted
i = 0;
while (!deck.isInOrder()) {
print 'Iteration ' + i;
deck.shuffle();
i++;
}
print 'It took ' + i + ' iterations to sort the deck.';
Lists
Unordered
 Dolor pulvinar etiam.
 Sagittis adipiscing.
 Felis enim feugiat.
Alternate
 Dolor pulvinar etiam.
 Sagittis adipiscing.
 Felis enim feugiat.
Ordered
 Dolor pulvinar etiam.
 Etiam vel felis viverra.
 Felis enim feugiat.
 Dolor pulvinar etiam.
 Etiam vel felis lorem.
 Felis enim et feugiat.
Icons
Actions
Table
Default
Name 
Description 
Price 
Item One 
Ante turpis integer aliquet porttitor. 
29.99 
Item Two 
Vis ac commodo adipiscing arcu aliquet. 
19.99 
Item Three 
Morbi faucibus arcu accumsan lorem. 
29.99 
Item Four 
Vitae integer tempus condimentum. 
19.99 
Item Five 
Ante turpis integer aliquet porttitor. 
29.99 

100.00 
Alternate
Name 
Description 
Price 
Item One 
Ante turpis integer aliquet porttitor. 
29.99 
Item Two 
Vis ac commodo adipiscing arcu aliquet. 
19.99 
Item Three 
Morbi faucibus arcu accumsan lorem. 
29.99 
Item Four 
Vitae integer tempus condimentum. 
19.99 
Item Five 
Ante turpis integer aliquet porttitor. 
29.99 

100.00 