I went to college at University of California Santa Barbara for where I received my B.A. in Computer Science with a minor in Astronomy and Planetary Science. While in UCSB, I took a trip to Israel one summer with a group called JAM, where I attended educational classes at Aish HaTorah, which got me thinking about my religion. Gradually over two years, I made a calculated decision to become more religious.
Realizing that I needed a proper religious education in order to make an informed decision about my beliefs and how to live my life accordingly, after graduation, I went to Monsey, NY to attend a yeshiva (seminary) called Ohr Somayach. There, after learning more than I ever had about Judaism, I resolved to lead an Orthodox Jewish lifestyle.
I left NY to go to graduate school at San Diego State University in the field of Computational Science. I received both my Masters and Joint Ph.D. at SDSU and Claremont Graduate University. I currently reside in San Diego and work as a Computational Scientist at Predictive Science Inc.