Personal profile


  • The Geometry of Redistricting
  • I am interested in using mathematics to improve and support our democracy.  I have done research on the Efficiency Gap and Declination, and am working on projects relating to other metrics intended to detect gerrymandering and the discrete geometry involved in redistricting.
  • Discrete Geometry and Metric Geometry
  • I like to study topics which involve aspects of Combinatorics, Geometry, and Analysis. My research has included approximations of convex bodies, the cotype of metric spaces, discrete isoperimetric inequalities, and graph coloring.
  • Outreach
  • I am interested in bringing the beauty and might of mathematics to any and all. This includes everyone from traditionally underrepresented groups in mathematics, to the general populace, to those already on a mathematical journey.  Examples of my work/interest in this area include the Saint Mary's Math Games program and a statistics course I recently taught focused on analyzing data on California Prison Realignment

Contact Information

Galileo Hall - 101A

Phone: (925) 631-8302

Mail: PMB 3517, Moraga, CA  94575

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

… → 2007

Bachelors of Science, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

… → 2002

Research Interests

  • The Geometry of Redistricting
  • Discrete Geometry and Metric Geometry
  • Outreach


  • Mathematics