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Master of Science, Mathematics

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
2008 – 2011
Passed final exam, 2011.
Non-thesis option by passing Ph.D. qualifying exam.

Conferences Attended

PNWMAA Annual Meeting, 2016

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
April 2016
Presented talk: Broken Ray Transform Inversion: Methods of Computation

Computational and Analytical Aspects of Image Reconstruction

ICERM, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
July 2015

PNWMAA Annual Meeting, 2012

University of Portland, Portland, Oregon
April 2012
Presented talk: Broken Ray Transform and Inversion

PNWMAA Annual Meeting, 2010

Seattle University, Seattle, Washington
April 2010

PNWMAA Annual Meeting, 2009

Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington
April 2009

PNWMAA Annual Meeting, 2007

Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon
April 2007
Presented talk: Finding Polynomials that Annihilate Algebraic Numbers


Upper Level Mathematics Instructor

Sylvan Learning of Maple Valley, Maple Valley, Washington
September 2017 – Current
Supervisor: Gwen Holz.

Instructor Pool

Department of Mathematics, Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
September 2016 – June 2017
Supervisor: Professor Enrique Thomann.

Private Tutor

Corvallis, Oregon
January 2016 – August 2016
Tutored mathematics students at Oregon State University

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mathematics

Department of Mathematics, Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
September 2008 – December 2015
Supervisor: Professor Enrique Thomann.

Graduate Research Assistant, Mathematics

Department of Mathematics, Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Summers 2011, 2012, 2015
Supervisor: Professor David Finch.

Classes Taught

As Instructor

Discrete Mathematics I

MTH 231
Summer 2010
Sets, logic and proof methods including weak and strong induction. Functions, relations, recurrence relations, and analysis of algorithms.

Differential Calculus

MTH 251
Summer 2009; Spring 2010 – 2015; 2016/2017 academic year.
Covering limits, derivatives, and applications of derivatives such as related rates, optimization, linear approximation, and l’Hôpital’s Rule.

Integral Calculus

MTH 252
Winter 2017.
Riemann integration, including Riemann sums. Integration techniques including substitution, trigonometric substitution, integration by parts, and partial fractions. Applications to physics: force and work done.

Vector Calculus I

MTH 254
Summer 2013, 2014, Spring 2017
Differentiation and integration in multiple dimensions, covering vector-valued functions of a real variable, and real-valued functions of two or three variables. Applications to physics: velocity, acceleration, curvature of motion in space. Multivariable optimization and Lagrange multipliers. Integration in polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. Fubini’s Theorem.

Research Interests

Computed tomography, Fourier analysis, microlocal analysis, distribution theory, numerical solutions to differential/integral equations.