Thursday, 22 November 2012

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

For some reason, people have guessed at some point that I'm from each inhabited continent, including places like Australia that I have yet to visit.  I was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, but only lived there for my first six months.  Since then, I've lived for a year or more in each of Pittsburgh, Madison (Wisconsin), Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Fredrikstad (Norway), Houston, Cambridge (England) and Cambridge (Massachusetts) before moving to New York.
I graduated from high school in Minnesota, spending a year as a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Norway.  I won the Norwegian national math competition and had the somewhat bizarre fortune to represent Norway at the International Math Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey.  I won a full scholarship to Rice University and graduated at the top of my class with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a B.A. in Mathematics.  I also took a variety of biology, biochemistry, and bioengineering courses and did research on neural motor control in a lab at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 
I won one of ten Churchill Scholarships awarded annually to American students and spent a year doing a research master's degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge, where I studied the neural mechanisms for visual motion detection using both electrophysiology and computational modeling.

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Youth Exchange

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