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.