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me I am currently a Burnett Meyer Postdoc in the Math Department at the University of Colorado Boulder, working with Carla Farsi and Markus Pflaum. I am studying generalisations of smooth structures (e.g. diffeology, differential spaces, stacks), orbifolds, Lie groupoids, symplectic geometry, and Hamiltonian group actions.

I was born on Prince Edward Island, in Canada, where I grew up. In fact, the header picture above is of Watts Beach on the north shore of the island. After finishing high school, I moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where I completed my BSc and MSc under the supervision of Jędrzej Śniatycki at the University of Calgary. After this, I moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where I completed my PhD under the supervision of Yael Karshon at the University of Toronto. After this, I was a J. J. Uhl Research Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working with Susan Tolman.