I am a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where I received degrees in both philosophy and the plan II honors program. Furthermore, I received special honors for my honors thesis on the role of subjectivity in Objectivism. I was born and raised in New York City and have lived in Austin for over four years so my background is diverse as are my skill sets. I am also very well traveled having been to Europe on many occasions, including two stays in Spain that were over a month each, as well as all over Central and South America. My specialties include philosophy, politics, theoretical physics, and macro-economics. I am also a musician, surfer, snowboarder, and skater.