“The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”

 

I am currently a 5th-year mathematics graduate student at Iowa State University. I am a former secondary mathematics teacher and am passionate about all things mathematics and mathematics education! 

 
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Mathematics Research

My current math research is in Computational Harmonic Analysis with applications in data science and signal processing. I use a nifty tool called the Kaczmarz algorithm to reconstruct vectors. Think of a game of telephone--how do you know that the message you received is the message that was originally sent? I work on getting bounds to control the “distance” between sent and received messages.

 
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Mathematics Education

I am interested in many different facets of learning, including mathematical mindsets and the implementation and study of specific active learning strategies.

 
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FUN FACTS

I was married in August!

I enjoy listening to and performing choral music--Bach motets in particular.

I love musical theatre--my favorite role to date is the Sugar Plum Fairy/Gingy in Shrek the Musical.