I am a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics at MSRI. My research is in probability, specifically random matrices and the geometry of high-dimensional random functions.

In spring 2022, I will be on a Fulbright-Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation grant at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, under the supervision of László Erdős. Starting fall 2022, I will be a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, under the supervision of Horng-Tzer Yau.

In May 2021, I received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Courant Institute, New York University, advised by Gérard Ben Arous and Paul Bourgade. My thesis is here. Previously, I was an undergraduate at The University of Chicago.

My email is mckenna (at) cims.nyu.edu. Here is my CV.

*Exponential growth of random determinants beyond invariance*, with Gérard Ben Arous and Paul Bourgade, 2021.*Landscape complexity beyond invariance and the elastic manifold*, with Gérard Ben Arous and Paul Bourgade, 2021.*Complexity of bipartite spherical spin glasses*, 2021.*Large deviations for extreme eigenvalues of deformed Wigner random matrices*. Electronic Journal of Probability, vol. 26, no. 34, 2021.

- University of Basel Seminar in Probability Theory and Statistics, September 2021.
- One World Probability Seminar, June 2021 (video).
- MIT Probability Seminar, March 2021.
- Northeast Probability Seminar, November 2020 (video).
- Northwestern University Probability Seminar, January 2020.
- Northeast Probability Seminar, November 2019.
- Saint-Flour Probability Summer School, July 2019.
- Cornell Probability Summer School, June 2019.