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I attended high school at Caddo Magnet High School in Shreveport, LA where I graduated in 1994.   I started college that same year at University of the South in Sewanee, TN, where I started studying Chemistry.   After five semesters at Sewanee, I transferred to Centenary College in order to be closer to a girl.  It turns out that she wasn't the right girl, but you live and learn.


After earning by B.S. in Chemistry from Centenary in 1998,  I went to Houston, TX to pursue my Ph.D. in Structural and Computational  Biology at Baylor College of Medicine.  Burn-out set in after a few years and led me to take a leave-of-absence from graduate school so that I could explore my alternatives.


During my leave-of-absence, I worked as a programmer at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  There I met the right girl, who happened to be a graduate student at the time.  After a year, I went back to school at Baylor  to complete my degree.  Three years later, Rebecca and I married.


Earlier this year, we both completed our degrees.  We stayed in Houston where Rebecca is continuing  her professional training in Medical Physics and I am now working as a Postdoctoral Fellow.