I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, where I played on the varsity soccer team, and made many of my oldest and closest friends. I took my first physics courses there, but was more interested in music, poetry and existentialist literature.
It would not be until my days at Brooklyn College that my philosophical interests turned toward the natural. After graduating with degrees in physics and mathematics, I moved to California to pursue my Ph.D. in physics at UC Davis under the guidance of Steve Carlip.
After completing my degree in the spring of 2017, I have remained in Davis with my beloved wife Rachel and our cat Pickle, where I have been lectured in the department of mathematics and continued to pursue my research interests in general relativity, gauge theory, quantum mechanics, and their intersections.