## A Brief Bio

I am currently an Assistant
Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Colgate University.
I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of
Mathematical Sciences at Worcester
Polytechnic Institute from 2010 to 2013. I
obtained my Ph.D. in Mathematics at ^{th} 2010,
with Robert Lipton as my PhD adviser.

I received my Bachelor's degree in
Mathematics from Universidad de Costa Rica in 2002
and my Master's degree in Mathematics from

My current research centers on *Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations,
Homogenization Theory, Mathematical Material Sciences,
and Multiscale Analysis.*

"Mathematics is not a deductive science, that's a cliche. When you try to prove a theorem, you don't just list the hypotheses, and then start to reason. What you do is trial and error, experimentation, guesswork."

Paul Halmos

## Recent and Upcoming Activities

- I will give a talk for the PDE Seminar in the Dept. of Mathematics at University of Houston, February 17, 2017.
- I will attend the Mathematical
Congress of the Americas and I will give a talk
for the session "
Applied Math and Computational Science across the Americas". Montreal CA, July 24-28, 2017.

- I attended the Canadian
Mathematical Society Winter Meeting and gave a
talk in the session "Nonlinear
PDEs and Variational Problems". December 3, 2016.

- I gave the talk "Cloaking:
the Mathematics Behind Invisibility" for the NASC
Colloquium Series at Colgate University, December 2,
2016.

- I attended the PIC Math Workshop, Brigham Young University, Provo Utah, May 23-26, 2016.
- I attended the 2016 SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science and gave a talk in the mini-symposium "Mathematical Modeling of Microstructured Materials". Also, together with Miao-jung Yvonne Ou (University of Delaware) and Bacim Alali (Kansas State University), we organized the mini-symposium "Mathematical and Computational Aspects of Nonlocal Models in Materials Science". Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 8-12, 2016.