I am originally from Falls Church, Virginia, but grew up in a variety of countries, including Thailand, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and the Philippines. I attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate. There, I received a Bachelor's in mathematics and mathematical logic, and went on to get a Master's in mathematics there. I am currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in mathematics and machine learning.
My current research involves developing and analyzing machine learning algorithms using mathematical theory. In particular, I focus on using geometric and algebraic perspectives to understand problems in machine learning, optimization, and data science. My advisor is Nigel Boston. I currently organize the applied algebra seminar with Alisha Zachariah.
I currently volunteer for Schools of Hope and the Discovery Volunteer program. Both are great ways to give back to the greater Madison community.