SINGING

I am a bass/baritone, and I sing bluegrass, classical, and jazz (when I can).

North by Northwest
Gütersloh Bach Choir
St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral (Washington, DC)

ROWING

I rowed as a student for several good teams.
University of Virginia (1996-2000)
Deerfield Academy (1994-1996)
T.C. Williams High School (1991-1994) 

After graduating from UVA in 2000, I coached for seven years, both club and collegiate, men and women.
Rivanna Rowing Club (Charlottesville, VA)
Saugatuck Rowing Club (Westport, CT)
Brown University (Providence, RI)
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Saint Mary's College of California (Moraga, CA)
DC Strokes (Washington, DC)

Other things

I'm a decent - though amateur - swimmer, runner, cross-country skiier, and skater. I also enjoy fishing.

I speak German as well as English. I also speak fair Norwegian, and I've studied little bits of Russian, Finnish, and Japanese in the past.

I love to play backgammon.

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

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

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.

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