I am a PhD candidate of Physics at UC San Diego, where I work in the research group of Henry Abarbanel. My work is a combination of physics, computational neuroscience, and applied mathematics.
I am interested in the theoretical analysis of neurons and neural circuits. My approach is generally from a dynamical systems viewpoint, with emphasis on biologically plausible systems. I am also interested in theoretical aspects of data assimilation, i.e. inference of high-dimensional nonlinear systems. More information is found on my research page.
I am passionate about instruction, and I take my role as an educator and communicator of science seriously. Prior to beginning graduate school, I taught mathematics at Camden Academy Charter High School in Camden, NJ, where I initiated the Calculus AP program. I have served as a teaching assistant at UC San Diego, and I have adjuncted at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (now SUNY Polytechnic Institute), at the University of San Diego, and at UC San Diego. I am a certified teacher of secondary education in New Jersey, and an Americorps and Teach for America alumnus. More information is on my teaching page.