The beard has disappeared since this picture was taken.
WorkI currently work for the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington as a Advising Program Coordinator. The majority of my duties involve handling the technical side of student advising: maintaining databases, managing admissions, creating and updating publications, and anything involved with creating, modifying and scheduling classes. I also do some direct student advising as circumstances dictate.
Details of the past can be found in my resume.
EducationI attended Carleton College for my bachelor's degree. My senior thesis in Physics was on the use of CCD devices for spacecraft navigation. I also majored in History, focusing on 20th century history and writing my senior thesis on the role of the German Communist Party in Nazi Germany.
I went on to the University of Hawaii for a MA in Southeast Asia, focusing on Burma. I also spent some time on World History. Unfortunately, advanced degrees in History require study of a foreign language. I spent two years torturing myself learning Burmese.