about me

 
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I am a Dean's Post-Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University. I am working with Dr. Nick Moore and Dr. Nick Cogan, as well as at the GFD Institute at Florida State University. My research focuses on water filtering and porous media.

I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018.  My advisors were Dr. Roberto Camassa and Dr. Richard M. McLaughlin.  My dissertation focused on the dispersion of passive tracers in laminar flow in capillary tubes of various geometries. While at UNC, I also received a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies with advisor Dr. Anne Johnston.

I am the co-founder of Girls Talk Math: Engaging Girls through Math Media - a free day camp for female and gender non-conforming high school students interested in Mathematics and Media.

I am part of the Leadership Board at 500 Women Scientists - a non-profit grassroots organization aimed at making science more open, inclusive, and accessible.  

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education

University of north carolina at chapel hill, august 2018

Ph.D. in Mathematics
Advisors: Dr. Roberto Camassa and Dr. Richard M. McLaughlin.

Thesis: Space/Time Evolution in the Passive Tracer Problem.

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, may 2018

Graduate Certificate Candidate in Women's and Gender Studies
Certificate Advisor: Dr. Anne Johnston

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, MAY 2015

M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics
Advisors:  Dr. Roberto Camassa and Dr. Richard M. McLaughlin.  

 

Politecnico di milano (milan, italy), july 2013

M.Eng. in Nuclear Engineering
Advisors:  Dr. Francesca Giacobbo, Dr. Roberto Camassa and Dr. Richard M. McLaughlin.  

Thesis:  Taylor Dispersion of a Passive Scalar in Channel Flow: Exact Solutions for Distributional Moments at All Times.

 

POLITECNICO DI MILANO (MILAN, ITALY), JULY 2009

B.Eng. in Physical Engineering
Advisor:  Dr. Alessandro Torricelli.  

Thesis:  The NIRS Technique as a Brain-Computer Interface.


 

selected awards

poster competition winner at the 6th annual postdoctoral symposium - florida state university.  september, 2018.

Winner of the poster competition in the Physical Sciences division at the Sixth Annual Postdoctoral Symposium at Florida State University with a poster titled How Boundaries Shape Chemical Deliveries in Microfluidics. [View Abstract.]

university award for the advancement of women.  march, 2018.

Together with Katrina Morgan (fellow PhD candidate at UNC), we have been awarded the 2018 University Award for the Advancement of Women (UAAW) in the Graduate/Professional Students category. Given by the office of Chancellor Folt, the UAAW is in its thirteenth year and was created as a way to recognize individuals for their contributions on behalf of women at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
 

J. BURTON LINKER AWARD for undergraduate teaching.  MAY, 2017.

The J. Burton Linker Award is given by the Mathematics Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to the graduate student who has shown the greatest effectiveness as a teacher of undergraduate mathematics courses. Recipients of the Linker Award also receive a cash award at the Departmental Commencement following each spring semester.