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Currently I live with my wife Betsy and baby daughter Maxine in Brooklyn, NY. Betsy is a pediatric nurse practitioner, and Maxine just had her second birthday in August 2023. We are expecting baby #2 in October 2023. In terms of upbringing, I grew up in a part of West County of St. Louis, MO called Creve Coeur, which is named after a tragic love story between a French explorer and a Native American woman. My older brother, Adam as well as my parents still live in STL although I have extended family throughout the U.S. My brother Aaron is in Washington DC. Apart from studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland at Trinity College Dublin, I lived in St. Louis my entire life until 2012. My cousin Peter and I are in somewhat similar fields.


Outside of science, I play the violin, love coffee, and am very interested in swimming, olympic-style lifting, and music. One of my favorite films is Apocalypse Now, which is inspired by Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and I have a strong preference for thought provoking film. On a lighter note, I regularly sketch pictures of Homer Simpson, and have a near encyclopedic knowledge of the Simpsons.


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