Curriculum Vitae
You can download a pdf version of my curriculum vitae here, and a copy of my unofficial academic transcript here (sorry that the transcript isn’t very pretty, but this is what UC Riverside provides). I last updated this page on 8 June 2019.
Education
University of California, Riverside
 PhD Candidate in Mathematics
 Masters in Mathematics, 2017
California State University, Chico
 Bachelor’s in General Mathematics with Honors, 2014
 Bachelor’s in Mathematics Education, 2014
 Minor in Computer Science, 2015
 Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors in General Education
Awards & Distinctions
 Early Promise Award, UC Riverside 2017
 Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship, UC Riverside 2015–2017
 Frank Burk Memorial Scholarship, CSU Chico 2014
 Lt. Rawlins Merit Scholarship, CSU Chico 2013
 Michael Dixon Memorial Scholarship, CSU Chico 2013
Publications

Six Variations on a Theme: Almost Planar Graphs
(arXiv,
DOIinvolve)
Lipton, Mackall, Mattman, Pierce, Robinson, Thomas, Weinschelbaum
Involve, a Journal of Mathematics 113 (2018), 413448. 
The $K_{n+5}$ and $K_{3^2,1^n}$ families are obstructions to $n$apex
(arXiv,
DOI)
Thomas W. Mattman, Mike Pierce
Appears in Contemporary Mathematics 689; 2017 
Classifying the Finite Set of MinorMinimal NonApex Graphs
(pdf)
Mike Pierce, Supervised by Dr. Thomas Mattman
CSU Chico Honors Thesis in Mathematics; 2014
Talks & Conference Presentations

Introduction to Quiver Varieties
(notes)
Graduate Representation and Lie Theory Seminar
University of California, Riverside; 2019 
Bergman’s Diamond Lemma
Representation Theory Seminar
University of California, Riverside; 2018 
Examining the Proof of the AxGrothendieck Theorem
(notes, definitions)
Algebraic Geometry Seminar
University of California, Riverside; 2018 
Model Theory, and the AxGrothendieck Theorem
Graduate Student Seminar
University of California, Riverside; 2018 
Functional programming in Mathematica: a Crash Course
(nb)
Graduate Student Seminar (poster)
University of California, Riverside; 2017 
Examples of Obstructions to Apex Graphs, EdgeApex Graphs, and Contraction Apex Graphs
(pdf)
International Workshop on Spatial Graphs
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; 2016 
Classifying the Finite Set of MinorMinimal NonApex Graphs
(pdf)
Chico Topology Conference
California State University, Chico; 2014 
Classifying the Finite Set of MinorMinimal NonApex Graphs
MAA Golden Section Student Poster Presentation
Sonoma State University; 2014
Teaching Experience
Instructor at UC Riverside
 (upcoming )Algebra Qualifying Exam Prep Seminar, Summer 2019
 Math7B, Integral Calculus for Life Sciences, Summer 2019
 Advanced Mathematics Program (AMP), Algebra, Summer 2019
 Math46, Ordinary Differential Equations, Summer 2018 (evaluations)
 Algebra Qualifying Exam Prep Seminar, Summer 2018
Teaching Assistant at UC Riverside
 Math 153, History of Mathematics, Spring 2019 (evaluations)
 Math136, Number Theory, Spring 2019 (evaluations)
 Math5, Precalculus: Symmetries and Transformations, Fall 2018 (evaluations)
 Math10A, Vector Calculus, Spring 2018 (evaluations)
 Math5, Precalculus: Symmetries and Transformations, Winter 2018 (evaluations)
 Math7A, Differential Calculus, Winter 2018 (evaluations)
 Math5, Precalculus: Symmetries and Transformations, Fall 2017 (evaluations)
 Math120, Optimization, Summer 2017
 Math10A, Vector Calculus, Summer 2017
 Math9B, Integral Calculus, Spring 2017
 Math9B, Integral Calculus, Winter 2017
 Math8B, Precalculus, Winter 2017
 Math9A, Differential Calculus, Fall 2016
 Math11, Discrete Structures, Winter 2016
 Math9B, Integral Calculus, Winter 2016
 Math8A, Precalculus, Fall 2015
Professional Activities
 Graduate Student Diversity Certificate Program Participant, 2019 (Pamphlet)
 Adult and Pediatric FirstAid/CPR/AED Certified, 2019 (GXWQ59)
 Served as UC Riverside’s Election Coordinator for the UAW 2865, 2019
 Facilitated an undergraduate reading course of Kac and Cheung’s Quantum Calculus, 2019
 Administrator of the UCR Math Wiki and Grad Math Wiki, 2019—present
 Volunteer for Preview Day for the prospective incoming graduate students, 2019
 Organized the Grad Student Lie & Representation Theory Seminar, 2019—present
 Served as a student representative on the Faculty Candidate Panel, 2019
 Math Department Grad Student Association Secretary, 2018—present
 MathConnections Conference Coorganizer, 2018 & 2019
 UC Riverside Math Department Graduate Student Seminar Organizer, 2017—2018
Online Profiles
Math StackExchange  GitHub  MathOverflow 
OfficeHours.io 