I hail from the great state of Delaware, home of tax-free shopping and the loosest incorporation laws in the US. I graduated from Newark High School in 2006 and then spent my undergrad years at the University of Southern California, cycling through history, business, and engineering majors before finally graduating with degrees in physics and math. I then spent a year doing a research master's at Cambridge University in the UK before returning to my east coast roots to start a PhD in physics here at Princeton. My research involves trying to find general mathematical laws in biology and mostly focuses on neuroscience and cognitive science (more info at www.djstrouse.com). I also moonlight as a data scientist, applying tools from machine learning to problems such as recommending restaurants and predicting new recipes. Outside of research, I love to run, hike, cook, and travel, the last of which has led to me to live for a month or more in the UK, China, India, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Canada, and South Korea. As an RGS, I organize the Butler Upperclassmen Social Hour, periodic home-cooked meals at my place, occasional trips to plays in NYC, and a variety of other social/cultural events which somehow always end up involving food. Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself!