# Justin Barhite

Justin Barhite

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.

**Email**: justin.barhite@uky.edu**Office**: Patterson Office Tower 706