About Me

I am a fifth year Ph.D. student in Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. I am on the job market this fall. My advisor is David Harbater. Before the University of Pennsylvania, I was an undergraduate at the Pennsylvania State University, and a member of the Millennium Scholars Program. I am interested in algebraic number theory, and algebraic and arithmetic geometry, particularly quadratic forms, local-global principles, and algebraic groups.

I firmly believe Federico Ardila’s basic axioms:

Axiom 1. Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.

Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and empowering mathematical experiences.

Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communities to serve their needs.

Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

You can email me at

cassadyc at sas.upenn.edu