I am a Lecturer at Stanford University in the Department of Mathematics. I was born in Montréal, Canada, and I speak French and English fluently. In my free time I hike, bike, do yoga, go rock climbing, and read way too much internet news.
I spend my days doing math, more precisely number theory, although recently I've been looking for excuses to think about geometry instead. My thesis work was in the Drinfeld setting, which offers for function fields analogues of elliptic curves, modular forms, and modular curves. In my thesis I studied Weierstrass points on Drinfeld modular curves, and along the way I proved some theorems about Drinfeld modular forms. This work is ongoing, and I find it fascinating. I also spend a fair amount of time thinking of elliptic curves and L-functions, as well as Hilbert modular forms, and generally get excited whenever anything with the word modular comes up.
At Stanford I am in charge of Math 19-20-21, one of our first-year calculus sequences. When I put on my teaching hat, I like designing course activities that give incentives to my students to do what is necessary for them to be successful. I also know a fair amount about incorporating software into a student's learning experience. I've experimented a lot with different class structures and activities, you should ask me about it if you're interested!