Lake Champlain

Theo McKenzie

I am a fourth year PhD student in the mathematics department of UC Berkeley coadvised by Nikhil Srivastava and Luca Trevisan. My research focuses on graph theory and probabilistic combinatorics. Along with my affiliation with the math department, I have been a member of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing for three programs. Before coming to Berkeley, I received my bachelor's degree from Harvard University and worked for two years as a derivatives trader for Goldman Sachs.
I am supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and a Berkeley Chancellor's fellowship. My office is 775 Evans Hall.
E-mail: mckenzie at



I am the lead instructor for Precalculus at the Prison University Project at San Quentin Prison. Find more information on the project here.
In the Spring of 2019, I served as a Graduate Student Instructor for Math 10B (Methods of Mathematics: Calculus, Statistics, and Combinatorics). My sections' quizzes and worksheets are linked here .