I am a 4th year PhD student in applied mathematics at Princeton, where I study statistical genomics. My primary interests are in population genetics (understanding human genetic diversity), causal inference (disentangling correlation from causation), and the interplay between the two (harnessing genetic diversity to understand gene function). My work involves a healthy mix of mathematics, data analysis, and coding. In addition to doing science, I am also passionate about teaching science, both in the classroom and through writing. I have taught Namibian middle-schoolers, Ivy League undergraduates, prison inmates, and just about everyone in between. I also contribute to the Massive Science Consortium, where I write about the perils of statistical fallacy. I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to write for Slate this summer! Aside from science, I also love dancing, making and listening to music, playing sports, being outside, and watching Planet Earth.
Fellowship publications at Slate
6/15/2018 Is Fasting Good for Your Health?
6/25/2018 Does Harvard Have an Admissions Formula?
7/16/2018 Is “What the Fluff” Cruel to Pups?
8/02/2018 Fishy Fish Pills
8/18/2018 Islam’s Great Meat Feat