I’m in my fourth year of the great quest to get my Ph.D. in math.  In my free time, I read random articles (esp. re: gender, race, social justice), bake, read math, and take care of a toddler.  This blog is for those things (and puns).

Reach me at yenergy at gmail.

Making the world a fruitier place... one teeny-tiny loaf at a time

I realize that many baking bloggers are also Pinterest users/people who garnish their food/careful and thoughtful.  I am none of those things.  If you wanted to see beautiful pictures, I recommend any of the gorgeous food blogs out there (I often find myself on smitten kitchen and Pioneer Woman).  If you wanted to learn some math written as though you already know some math, I recommend some of the beautiful math blogs (I happen to read low dimensional topology and highly recommend Math ∩ Programming as well as math3ma).  If you like my Life posts, check out the Liberated Mathematician or the AMS Grad Blog or Ph.D. plus Epsilon (also hosted by the AMS).

My professional (and sparse) website is here, and my CV is here.


I grew up in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  In high school we moved to Fullerton, CA, where I attended Troy High School and took math classes at Cal State Fullerton.  I studied abroad in Paris and Budapest in 2009, and spent that summer doing independent research in Vietnam as well as teaching the TOEFL.  I graduated from Yale  with a B.A. in math and philosophy in 2010.  I got my M.A. in math from UCSB in 2012.  I live in Austin, TX with my spouse and child, and I’d like to get some animals but spouse likes to point out that I am extremely allergic to them.  Also at various points I have worked for Boeing,  Yoshinoya, CTY, New Haven, a Chaplain’s Office, a computer repair place, and volunteered at BUNS SB and 826CHI.


4 Responses to “About”

  1. icookandcode August 22, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    You are baking and math. I am, I cook and code. Small world huh? Hope you get your Ph.D. in math soon 🙂

  2. funkyfashion007 June 29, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    Just found your blog and excited to see more posts! 🙂 https://mathsux.org/

  3. Allison February 7, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

    Keep posting 🙂

  4. g May 3, 2022 at 11:29 am #

    This blog—which I found through the “What is a manifold? What is not a manifold?” post—is the coolest thing I’ve seen on the internet so far!! 🙂

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