I am an applied math postdoc at Columbia University with diverse interests. Trained in complexity science, networks, chaos, and other areas of math, physics and computer science, I've done research on a range of topics, including systemic risk in the power grid, innovation, financial stability, supply chains, and the Arab Spring protests. I'm currently studying how peer-to-peer lending might affect financial stability and economic growth, and I'm investigating how contagious dysfunction may underly the persistence of extreme poverty. I earned a Ph.D. in applied mathematics at UC Davis and B.S. in math and physics at UW-Madison, and I have worked as a research intern at Microsoft Research NYC and as an R&D Fellow at Wolfram Research, Inc. I am an avid traveler, cook, and cyclist (both mountain and road).