I love to sing; at the moment, it’s mostly bluegrass, blues, and jazz with a friend who sings and plays guitar. While living in Germany, I had the great good fortune of singing bass with the wonderful Gütersloh Bach Choir. Prior to moving to Germany, I spent two wonderful years singing Russian sacred music with the choir of St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral in Washington, DC. It's beautiful - you should visit!


Though hardly a “gamer” as such, I am always up for a game of backgammon, Quoridor, Carcassonne, or - of course - poker.


Before getting an MBA, I lived the dream as a rowing coach for a good few years. From start to finish, some of the teams I've been lucky enough to work with are: the Rivanna Rowing Club in Charlottesville, VA; the Saugatuck Rowing Club in Westport, CT; the men's team at Brown University in Providence, RI; the men's team at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN; the women's team at Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga, CA; and the club team at DC Strokes in Washington, DC. I also rowed in college, of course, with the men's team at the University of Virginia.


I cut my academic teeth in neuroscience, which still influences my perspective on the world. While at UVA, I worked for a long time with Ewan McNay, who is a generally standout guy and also brilliant. He was kind enough to permit me to co-author a paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, with him in which we studied fluctuations in extracellular glucose concentrations in the hippocampus associated with cognitive demand.


I helped to organize the 2008 Reaching Out MBA conference for LGBT MBA students in Washington, DC.


My best friend and I ran a cupcake-catering company in DC for a little while; it was delightful.


As of 21 June 2013, I am a very proud uncle to a beautiful young niece. Until October 2014, my own immediate family-at-home was my wonderful dog, Maggie. She was the most wonderful companion to me in the US, Germany and Norway for 11 years.

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