I grew up in the Bay Area of California, attending public schools through high school.

I went to college at University of California Santa Barbara where I received my B.A. in Computer Science with a minor in Astronomy and Planetary Science. While in UCSB, I took a summer trip to Israel with an organization called JAM, where I attended educational classes at Aish HaTorah. This led to me thinking more about my religion over the next two years, gradually coming to a calculated decision to become more religious.

In order to make an informed decision about my beliefs and how to live my life accordingly, after graduation, I chose to attend full-time religious education at a yeshiva (seminary) called Ohr Somayach in Monsey, NY. Through two years of study, I came to the decision 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 work as a Computational Scientist at Predictive Science Inc.