I'm interested in applications of algebraic number theory to topology, and currently specialize in the use of quaternion algebras to study hyperbolic 3-manifolds.
After a brief stint as a double major in math and film-making at Carnegie Mellon, I was an independent artist for most of my 20s (to the dismay of my parents). When I was 27 a crazy turn of events inspired me finish my BA, which then became my BA/MA in pure math at Hunter College. I'm grateful to Prof. John Loustau at Hunter for encouraging me to go further. I will be finishing my PhD at CUNY in June 2016 under the direction of Abhijit Champanerkar, then I'm going to UNAM for a postdoc with Alberto Verjovsky.