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About Me

Since September 2019 I have been a Mathematics PhD student at Queen Mary University of London. I am associated with the algebra and number theory group and my supervisor is Alex Fink. My research interests include tropical geometry, toric varieties and related combinatorial objects. I am also interested in pedagogy, especially as it pertains to science and mathematics.


Office: MB 402, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS



I fully support the Welcoming Environment Statement of the AWM. I believe that we should all be committed to maintaining a warm, welcoming, and inclusive mathematical environment.

I also support Federico Ardila's axioms for diversity in mathematics:

  • Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

  • Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

  • Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

  • Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

We are living in a climate emergency. It is important for the future of all that we call on our local representatives, those with power and those harming the planet to act immediately to mitigate the damage as much as possible. We must also be cognisant of the individual impact we are having and take individual action.

I have adopted a poyhedron from polytopia, my polyhedron is N°902501 and has ƒ-Vector (9,18,11). I have named my polyhedron Amalie, after Emmy Noether.