About me

Mathematical background

I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego in 2013 under the guidance of Bo Li. I study applied mathematics, particularly related to biology with an interest toward population dynamics. I am working on modeling the impact of diseases on social groups, the development of pattern formation when cells move, and how different concentrations of macromolecules react in plants and animals. My thesis consisted of creating a mathematical model of how different types of RNA concentrations move across plant and animal tissues. I analyzed the model and created numerical methods for solving it.

Other interests

Traveling and backpacking are two of my favorite things (other than doing math, of course). I also enjoy photography and painting. Some of the photos I've taken in the last year are on my gallery page.