I am an associate professor of mathematics at the University of Kentucky. I received my PhD from the University of Texas in 2010, under the direction of Sean Keel. After that, I spent three years at Stony Brook University as a postdoc in the algebraic geometry group, and a year at Yale working on tropical geometry.
I am primarily interested in the geometry of algebraic curves and how they vary in moduli. To study these objects, I use tools from birationaly geometry and tropical geometry.