Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto
My math research lies in the field of commutative algebra and works to understand infinite collections of polynomials. More specifically, I am interested in understanding the asymptotic behaviour of graded systems of polynomial ideals, such as the system given by taking powers of a fixed ideal. Currently I am studying relationships between the graded Betti numbers of different ideals within a single graded system.
Stabilization of Boij-Soederberg Decompositions of Ideal Powers, to appear in Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra .
The Symbolic Generic Initial System of Almost Linear Point Configurations in P2 , Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, 46(1), 283-299 (2016).
Non-simplicial decompositions of Betti diagrams of complete intersections (with Courtney Gibbons, Jack Jeffries, Claudiu Raicu, Branden Stone, and Bryan White), Journal of Commutative Algebra, 7(2), 189–206 (2015).
The Generic Initial Ideals of Powers of a 2-Complete Intersection, Journal of Commutative Algebra, 7(1), 55–75 (2015).
The Asymptotic Behaviour of Symbolic Generic Initial Systems of Generic Points, Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, 218, 381–390 (2014).
The Limiting Shape of the Generic Initial System of a Complete Intersection, Communications in Algebra, 42, 2299–2310 (2014).
I take a scholarly approach to my teaching and am involved with several Scholarship of Teaching and Learning projects. My current areas of interest include the professional development of new instructors, engaging students in active learning classrooms, math courses for non-math majors, and transitions to post-secondary mathematics.
A first-year seminar on mathematical creativity, Mathematical Themes of a First-Year Seminar, MAA MathFest (Summer 2018)
Using women's stories in a first-year mathematics seminar, Impact of Women on Research and Education in Mathematics, BIRS (Spring 2018)
Using our Classroom Walls: A Project for Visualizing the Development of Conceptual Understanding , PRIMUS: Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies, 28(3), 223–235 (2018).