Passionate about: Technological innovations that make the world more efficient, intelligent and beautiful

Experience: Spent over a decade conducting academic research in cognitive neuroscience, and co-founded a startup that built award-winning adaptive reading software for classrooms. His academic work on cognitive control and emotion regulation has been published in top journals including Psychological Science, Cerebral Cortex, PLoS Biology, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and he teaches UX research in USC’s Master of Science in Applied Psychology Program

Studied: Ph.D. in Psychology at Columbia University; B.A. in Politics at Pomona College

For fun: Makes cocktails, watches movies, and takes long walks with his wife and dog