I was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, home of Space Camp. I moved to the Northeast for college and had been making slow southward progress since before returning to Boston in the spring of 2012.
I received my Ph.D. from Columbia in 2008 under the supervision of Peter Ozsvath. My thesis is a compilation of results on Heegaard Floer homology, contact structures and open books. After Columbia, I enjoyed three years at Princeton and the Institute for Advanced Study as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow and Veblen Research Instructor. I then spent Fall 2011 as an Assistant Professor at Princeton before moving to my current home at Boston College.
I currently receive support from NSF Grant DMS-1406383 and NSF CAREER Grant DMS-1454865.