Universities: I did my undergraduate work at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), majoring in mathematics and minoring in computer science and physics, finishing in 2009. I received my Ph.D. at Brown University in May 2014. After that, I spent 3 years at Boston College, where (among other things) I started a teaching seminar and did research on the Lights Out Puzzle with undergraduates. From 2017 to 2019, I was at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In the Fall of 2019, I am starting work at Earlham College.
Yoga and meditation: In Summer 2017, I did my 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. My primary teachers were Jennifer Reis and Jurian Hughes. In Summer 2018, I went back to Kripalu twice. In June I learned some Qigong and restorative / yin yoga from Dr. Ken Nelson and Lesli Lang. In August I went for the meditation teacher training with Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine; I am continuing their training now and at least for the next two years. Lorin's book, The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight, is probably the most beautiful book I own. All three programs were so wonderful and life-changing! I highly recommend for you to visit Kripalu - even if just for R & R.
Hobbies: My hobbies include yoga, meditation, playing piano, logic puzzles, knitting, painting (I was 99% sure I could never make a decent painting until I went to Paint Nite so I highly encourage you (yes, You!) to go!), chess, dancing (esp. Rumba and West Coast Swing!), table tennis, racquetball, badminton, and anything Dune-related.