# Welcome!

I am a Geometry and Topology Postdoc in the Department of Pure Mathematics at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario. I am interested in computational and combinatorial aspects of algebraic geometry and commutative algebra, and am particularly interested in applications to the topology and geography of Hilbert schemes and deformation spaces.

I obtained my Ph.D. in mathematics in 2016 at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, under the supervision of Prof. Gregory G. Smith.

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