I am a fifth-year Ph.D. student in mathematics at the Courant Institute, New York University, advised by Gérard Ben Arous and Paul Bourgade, planning to graduate in May 2021.

My research is in probability theory, specifically random matrices and the geometry of high-dimensional random functions.

In Fall 2021, I will be a postdoctoral fellow at MSRI. 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.

I co-organize the Courant Student Probability Seminar with Hong-Bin Chen, Elias Hess-Childs, and Tim Kunisky.

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

- One World Probability Seminar, (June 2021).
- 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.