familyportrait.PNGI am a third year graduate student in the Department of Mathematics at UCLA. I am interested in applied and computational mathematics, particularly computer graphics and physics based simulations. I completed my master’s degree in applied mathematics at UCSB, and my undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics at Utah Valley University.

When not working on math, you will find me exploring California with my husband or lounging around with my two dogs. I also enjoy food (cooking, baking, eating, etc.), crocheting, and photography.

Click here to view my CV (last updated September 2017).

Contact me at vtkala@math.ucla.edu.