(Jen) comes to Grinnell by way of Pennsylvania, Kansas, Illinois, Massachusetts, and West Virginia. She works in a field of math called arithmetic geometry. Her research blends ideas from geometry, algebra, and number theory. And no, it doesn't mean that she is any good at arithmetic.
When she isn't thinking about math stuff, she likes to garden, bake desserts, play video games, and hang out with her cats (named after mathematicians, of course).