I recently earned my mathematics PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago where I studied computational algebraic geometry. My research interests lie in the intersection of tropical geometry and numerical algebraic geometry. I was a student of Jan Verschelde.

# Research Statement

# CV

# Education

## University of Illinois at Chicago (2018)

PhD Mathematics

## Wheaton College (2013)

MAT (Masters of Arts in Teaching)

## Wheaton College (2011)

BS Mathematics

# Upcoming Activities

# Recent Activities

Jan 15-Feb 17, 2018: Mittag-Leffler Institute Program on Tropical Geometry, Amoebas and Polytopes. Stockholm

Oct 16-20, 2017: Sage Coding Sprint, Minneapolis

Aug 14-26, 2017: Stockholm Master Class in Tropical Geometry. Stockholm

Jul 31-Aug 4, 2017: SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry. Atlanta

Jul 27-29, 2017: Applied Macaulay2 tutorials. Atlanta

Jul 17-21, 2017: Macaulay2 Conference. Berkeley

Jan 4-7, 2017: Joint Mathematics Meetings. Atlanta

Sep 19-23 2016: Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing (CASC), Bucharest

Jun 12-18 2016: MRC in Algebraic Statistics

May 23-26 2016: Macaulay2 Workshop, Warwick

May 7-10 2016: Macaulay2 Workshop, Utah

Mar 30-Apr 1 2016: European Workshop on Computational Geometry (EuroCG), Lugano

# Contact

Email: *sommars1 [at] uic [dot] edu*

Office: SEO 724