I grew up in Corvallis, home of Oregon State University and the world’s finest grey squirrels. After college, I moved to Seattle for grad school in math ecology, but had an existential crisis after getting my MS, rode a bicycle down the coast, and returned to Oregon to explore alternative life directions. Eugene seems to be the perfect place for this.
I have an elderly tortoiseshell named Autumn, but I call her Fuzzball and she can’t do anything about it.
Besides math, I’m also interested in web development, cycling, hiking, cooking (à la Primal Blueprint), and anything to do with Finland, especially the Finnish language. After a total of two months in Finland—including an intensive immersion course—plus well over a year of Finnish classes in Seattle, I can confidently say that I don’t understand anything (“en ymmärrä mitään”), but the challenge is addictive.