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I am a postdoc at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln doing data analysis. In particular, I am comparing oceanic and atmospheric indices (such as ONI) with drought-related data reported by drought stations across the US. My pure mathematical research interests include 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. Next, I was a J. J. Uhl Research Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working with Susan Tolman. Finally, after this, I was a Burnett Meyer Postdoc in the Math Department at the University of Colorado Boulder working with Carla Farsi and Markus Pflaum.