I am currently on a Fulbright-Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation grant, doing postdoctoral mathematics research at IST Austria under the supervision of László Erdős. My work is in probability, specifically random matrices and the geometry of high-dimensional random functions.

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 fall 2021, I was a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics at MSRI. 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. To appear in Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics.*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.

- KTH Random Matrix Theory Seminar, (February 2022).
- Vienna Probability Seminar, January 2022.
- Harvard Probabilitas Seminar, October 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.

I am not currently teaching, but in fall 2021 I gave two 90-minute videotaped guest lectures in Gérard Ben Arous's graduate course Random Matrices and Random Landscapes

at UC Berkeley, mostly talking about the first two papers above. The first lecture is here and the second lecture is here.