Currently, the lion’s share of my time is consumed by a masochistic quest to earn not one, but two doctorates in the form of an MD/PhD. In pursuit of the PhD portion of that degree, I study Alzheimer’s disease in Dr. Salvador Soriano’s laboratory at Loma Linda University. Within the next several years I will begin the four-year journey through medical school to earn my MD. I try not to think about how old I’ll be on the other side.
My wife, Rachel, is a nursing student and all-around fantastic woman; a princess who will be an excellent asset in the zombie apocalypse. She inspires me to strive to be half as awesome as she is. After five years of marriage, we’ve managed to not acquire any pets or children, which is probably for the best.
I am constantly thinking about and questioning everything, and as consequence I research and have opinions on all manner of topics. When my frustration with the world “doing it wrong” becomes too great, I write about it. Occasionally somebody other than myself takes interest and my writing appears elsewhere, including the odd scientific journal.
I believe in free culture, the idea that creative works should be freely shared and transformed by those who enjoy it. Everything from painting to science builds upon and remixes what came before—a freedom everyone deserves to enjoy. With a myriad of ways to replicate, modify, and share information with the world, we each help to shape the culture in which we live.
I enjoy art in its many forms, from painting to web design. At various times I read, listen to music, watch movies, and play games, some of which I have also attempted to create at one point or another with marginal success.
I seek out information, find patterns, and solve problems; I am passionate and introspective, and I am good at what I do.
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