Where I have been: I was born in Ohio, raised in Michigan, schooled in Montréal, worked in Manhattan, lived in Brooklyn, moved to San Francisco, and I now write and research in Berkeley.
Where I have studied and worked: I studied both physics and Spanish literature at Michigan State University, from which I graduated with High Honors in 2001. In 2003 I received an M.Sc in theoretical high-energy physics from McGill University and a few years later I dropped out of my Ph.D. to become a writer. I was an editor at a somewhat well-known science magazine, to which I contributed frequent articles for a few years, and I am now an author and Visiting Scholar at UC, Berkeley.
What I like: My interests include Spanish literature and translation, literary fiction and criticism, poetry, physics, and the history of science.
For those of you who are interested, a more extensive CV is here.