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 5 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 spans theoretical biophysics but mainly focuses on theoretical neuroscience. When I'm not doing research, you can find me hiking, running, mountaineering, scuba diving, playing sports (mostly ultimate frisbee, European football, or American football), or doing pretty much anything else that can be done outdoors. I also love to cook and travel and have lived for a month or more in the UK, China, India, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Canada, and South Korea.