I'm from Orlando, FL and graduated from FSU in 2014 with a degree in pure mathematics. From 2014–2015 I studied in the MFoCS course at Oxford University as a member of Merton College, funded by the generosity of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Philanthropic Foundation.

From late 2015–2016 I worked as a research analyst at North Florida Community College (now North Florida College), sometimes tutoring and teaching mathematics. My experience working with relational databases, and in particular with data extraction and distribution, convinced me that data management was a field deserving of serious theoretical attention (something Edgar Codd knew well). I am now at the University of Pennsylvania working on a PhD in computer science, focusing on logic and logic programming.

I live in Philadelphia with my fiancée Jane and our cat Bagheera.