​I am a first year graduate student at UC Davis interested in combinatorial algebraic geometry. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (UMN) where I did research in commutative and combinatorial algebra under Prof. Vic Reiner. My first undergraduate degree was in Vocal Performance at UMN. The time between degrees was spent living in Berlin, Germany, where I studied opera with Professor Norma Sharp at Hanns-Eisler Musik Hochschule. Following my time in Europe, I completed a coding bootcamp at General Assembly, NYC. 


I am an 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellow and will be pursuing a pure math PhD at UC Davis beginning Fall 2020.

I will be attending the upcoming ICERM semester: Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry (Feb 1-May 7).

You can download my CV here!

CONTACT: adams (at) math (dot) ucdavis (dot) edu




University of California - Davis

    PhD, Mathematics

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

    Bachelor of Music Performance: Vocal Performance

    Undergraduate Voice Teacher: John DeHaan

    Bachelor of Arts: Mathematics

    Undergraduate Advisor: Vic Reiner



Fun Fact #1: I speak both English and German

Fun Fact #2: I play violin and piano as well as sing opera.

Fun Fact #3: I used to be an alpine ski racer.

Fun Fact #4: I have my black belt in Taekwondo.

Fun Fact #5: I won the US Congressional Young Artists Award and had a watercolor painting of Prague hang in the US Congress building for a year.

Fun Fact #6: I have done Lindy Hop in 15 different countries around the world.

Fun Fact #6: The cover photo on this website I took while visiting South Korea for a summer.

Fun Fact #7: Cheese is amazing.

Fun Fact #8: I single handedly caused the gulf shrimp shortage of 2017 (or so my family tells me.)

Fun Fact #9: I drink far too much coffee.