Emily Shinkle


I am a third year PhD student. I am the president of the Illinois Graduate Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). You can learn more about the chapter here

Research Description

I study geometric topology and geometric group theory. In particular, I'm interested in rigidity properties of simplicial complexes associated to surfaces. My academic advisor is Chris Leininger.


  • MS in Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018
  • BA in Mathematics, Cedarville University, 2016
  • BA in Mathematics Education, Cedarville University, 2016