Hi, I'm Rachel.
I love finding patterns in large datasets and enjoy helping others do the same.
My research focuses primarily on topological methods for high-dimensional data analysis, with a specialization in persistent homology.
I got my start in 2001 as an operations processor in the unclaimed property department at Wells Fargo Bank, where I learned business process, database, and in-house software design from the ground up through hands-on experience with real-world problems. From there, I took my skills as a business analyst to the next level at Fidelity National Financial, where I focused primarily on large software integrations spanning operations, accounting, and reporting systems.
I left the corporate world in 2012 to pursue a graduate degree, and in May 2017, I received my PhD in mathematics at Rutgers University. My decade-long experience in the corporate setting has proven to be an asset for large, interdisciplinary research projects. Starting in June 2017, I will be a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.
As always: looking forward to the next big adventure!