I completed my PhD under the supervision of Ben Newell in 2011 from the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), which is located in Sydney, Australia. My PhD examined the psychological mechanisms underlying experience-based choices. While at UNSW, I was also trained as an industrial/organizational psychologist and had the opportunity to intern at numerous organizations, including the international consulting firms Development Dimensions International and The Gallup Organization.
I was born on a typically cold day in Toronto, Canada but grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. I spent eight years at the football-fanatical Patrician Brothers’ College, where I learned all one needs to know about what happens when you crowd together more than a thousand male adolescents into one place.
I was saved from the experience by a beautiful and intelligent woman whom, 10 years later, I married in the summer of 2013. During that decade we swam in the Great Barrier Reef, descended into the heart of the Great Pyramid of Giza, played tennis in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, climbed Uluru, beheld Niagara Falls, puzzled over Stonehenge, and shared a kiss beneath the Eiffel Tower.
I enjoy spending time with friends, travelling, playing tennis, reading, and board-games.