I recently graduated with an MEng from MIT, where I majored in computer science and molecular biology and math and minored in writing.
I just started working toward a PhD in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard.
I study viral infections at the Sabeti lab and alternative DNA structures with my mom.
Before graduating, I blogged for MIT admissions and helped run the blogs behind the scenes.
Previously, I have studied sex chromosomes in the Makova lab and the Page lab and the genetics of language at the Berwick lab.
For a year I TAed 6.005 (Elements of Software Construction).
I also occasionally taught classes for ESP.
I wrote a reflection for MIT Technology Review about my 2012 MIT Admissions blog post "Meltdown."
My reflection is more optimistically titled "Melting Down, Building Up" (because I am).
You can read it here.
Before that, I got to write about residence exploration, which accompanies MIT freshman orientation.
You can read the piece online here.
You can also read my blog post about it, with bonus photos and text.
Most recently, I got to write about Python Bee, an annual MIT tradition.
Read it online here.
Here is my small friendly robot army, which has seen better days and will hopefully see them again soon:
@GatsbyBot, a Markov chain based on The Great Gatsby