I was born October 17th, 1984 in Hollywood, FL. I spent the majority of my pre-undergraduate education at Hillel Community Day School in North Miami Beach, FL. I was at Duke University for 1 year studying biomedical and electrical engineering. From 2003 - January 2005 I learned ancient Aramaic and Hebrew texts at Reishit Yerushalayim in Beit Shemesh, Israel. I then completed my undergraduate studies at Yeshiva University in New York, NY. With a B.A. in Chemistry and Pre-engineering I began my studies at Columbia University for a PhD in Chemistry. I collaborate closely with chemical engineers to study interfacial polymer and bio-polymer reactions.