What did you study in college?

I had a major in Classical Studies (with honors) and a minor in Statistics. The “honors” means I wrote a lengthy research paper about bad Christians reading a bad translation of Plato in Roman Egypt.

What did you actually study?

  • Languages: Ancient Greek (Attic & Homeric), some Latin, a lot of R.
  • Reading: ancient texts, histories, mathematical proofs.
  • Writing: short essays (3-5 pages), longer research papers (12-18 pages), independent projects for statistics courses. Plus: some very unrelated classes, the best of which was intermediate astrophysics.

What have you done since college?

  • Summer 2017: Graduated, a bit of travel, moved back to Philly with one suitcase.
  • Fall 2017: Worked operations and event-planning at a social-justice synagogue in West Philly. Handshake work around the theatre community. Read novels, secondhand bike, weekly CSA.
  • Jan 2018–now: No. 5 @ Fishtown Analytics. Open-source software, Medium data, the future of analytics. I work on dbt, heard of it?

Tell me about some of your other interests.

I love theatre, enough to love it even when I hate it.

I’ve lived my entire adult life (seven years) in the greatest city in the world. Since Krasner ‘17, I’ve done my small part to ensure that the left keeps winning in Philly.

I spend a lot of time reading, sometimes the right things.

Where do you see yourself in x year(s)?

I’m moving to France, as soon as they’ll have me.



Did you make this website? (or: Where’s the Wordpress/Squarespace logo?)
Yes. This site (such as it is) is powered by Jekyll and GitHub Pages. Homepage photo by EL. Fonts are Inconsolata by Raph Levien, Merriweather by Sorkin Type (titles), and Alegreya Sans SC by Juan Pablo de Peral (small caps, instead of italics, because I read about it somewhere). The underlines are mine, with inspiration and guidance from James Musgrave (GitHub), Adam Schwartz (Eager), and Marcin Wichary (Medium).