I am a sixth-year graduate student in the Mathematics Department at the University of Kentucky, working under the direction of Kate Ponto. I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and earned my undergraduate degree in math and physics at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI.
I am interested in broad generalizations of the trace of a square matrix. By describing traces in the language of category theory, I look for common structures appearing in different areas of math, such as commutative algebra and representation theory.
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