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Research Interests
My research is in low dimensional topology, focusing on knots in thickened surfaces. The study of knots in thickened surfaces can  be viewed as a generalization of classical knot theory, so I am interested in trying to generalize well known classical results. My thesis work has generalized the Fox-Milnor Theorem for the Alexander polynomial of a slice knot. In the future, I hope to generalize more classical knot theory results. Knots in thickened surfaces are related to virtual knots, so I also want to understand the implications of my result for virtual knot theory. For more information, please read my research statement.

Undergraduate Research 
During the summer of 2015, I worked as a mentor under the direction of  Allison Henrich (Seattle University) and Jen Townsend (Bellevue College) at the Seattle University REU. The REU recruited students who typically don't get the opportunity to attend an REU, including community college students and students from underrepresented communities. It was a truly amazing and inspiring experience and it solidified my desire to do research with undergraduates and hopefully host an REU of my own one day. We expect to have two papers published about work done at the REU. You can read more about my experience in my research statement.

In the summer of 2016, I attended the third Unknot Conference at Denison University., which is a conference dedicated to promoting and advancing undergraduate research in knot theory. Here is a list of open problems compiled at the conference which are accessible to undergraduates who are interested in knot theory research.