About me: I am a fifth year graduate student and PhD candidate in Mathematics at the University of Minnesota. My advisor is Vic Reiner. I did my undergrad at Reed College. After that, I spent a year at Smith College's Post-Baccalaureate Program for women in mathematics.
I am currently supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Before that, I was supported by a three-year UMN College of Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.
Research: I study algebraic combinatorics. Specifically, I am interested in reflection groups and their connections to combinatorics, representation theory and algebraic topology. See my research page for more details.
Contact: Email me at braun622 "at" umn.edu.
- I am a co-organizer of the Mathematics Project at Minnesota, a weeklong workshop for UMN undergraduates that come from groups traditionally underrepresented in mathematics. The workshop runs annually every January.
- I am a co-organizer of the Graduate Online Combinatorics Colloquium. If you are interested in speaking, please let me know.
- Last spring I co-organized the (virtual) Graduate Student Combinatorics Conference on April 23-25, 2021 at UMN. All talk recordings can be found here.
Upcoming Talks and Travel:
- September 17, 2021: Speaking at the UMN Combinatorics Seminar. My talk slides can be found here.
- September 28, 2021: Speaking at the Dartmouth Combinatorics Seminar.
- October 18, 2021: Speaking at the Cornell University Combinatorics Seminar.
- October 18-November 12, 2021: Visiting Cornell University.
- December 3, 2021: Speaking at the UMass-Amherst Combinatorics Seminar.
- January 2022: Speaking at FPSAC 2021 (postponed from July 2021 due to the pandemic).
- February 10-11, 2022: Participating in the Research Community in Algebraic Combinatorics workshop at ICERM.
- April 3-8, 2022: Attending WINART 3 (Women in Noncommutative Algebra and Representation Theory) at Banff International Research Station.