Broadly speaking, I am interested in topology and geometry. Specifically, I'd like to know more about the interactions between contact/symplectic geometry and topology.

Here's some relevant expository writing:

- A sketch of contact homology (notes for a seminar talk)
- A short gallery of characteristic foliations

Listed below is my teaching and TA experience.

All teaching at UCLA is as a teaching associate.

- Spring 2018: MATH 32A (Calculus of Several Variables)
- Winter 2018: MATH 120A (Differential Geometry)
- Fall 2017: MATH 32A (Calculus of Several Variables)
- Summer 2017: MATH 95 (Transition to Upper Division Mathematics)
- Spring 2017: MATH 123 (Foundations of Geometry)
- Winter 2017: MATH 32B (Calculus of Several Variables)
- Fall 2016: MATH 32A (Calculus of Several Variables) and MATH 33A (Linear Algebra and Applications)
- Spring 2016: MATH 32B (Calculus of Several Variables)
- Winter 2016: MATH 31A (Differential and Integral Calculus)
- Fall 2015: MATH 31A (Differential and Integral Calculus)

Teaching at Pepperdine is as adjunct faculty.

I'm a third-year graduate student in the mathematics department at UCLA. Before UCLA I studied at the University of Texas at Tyler.

I live in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles with my wife Kristin.

Photo credits: A nice lady at the Grand Canyon (left); Kristin Christian at the Getty Center (right).