Christy’s research is in a field of mathematics known as algebraic topology. Roughly speaking, algebraic topology studies the different ways we can assign meaningful algebraic data to geometric objects. This allows us to then use algebraic tools to answer geometric questions that were otherwise inaccessible. Much of Christy's work is in equivariant homotopy theory, which is a subfield of algebraic topology that studies algebraic invariants for objects with symmetry (i.e. topological spaces endowed with a continuous action by a finite group).
Prior to Grinnell, Christy was a graduate student a University of Oregon and then a Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCLA. Outside of mathematics, she enjoys hiking with friends, doing jigsaw puzzles while listening to podcasts, and snuggling her two cats.
Education and Degrees
Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2020
B.S. Mathematics, DePaul University, Chicago, IL 2014