Murray 1693 Scholar
Fairfax Station, VA (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology)
If you're looking at this page and trying to decide whether or not to apply for the Murray scholarship, my vote is yes, yes, get on it already. William & Mary is the real deal. Beyond the benefits the Murray scholarship affords, beyond the incredible faculty and campus, beyond the zillion opportunities for undergraduate research available, there exists a college community unlike any I have ever encountered. Seriously: Lucky doesn't begin to describe how I felt being at W&M.
Math and Physics
I divided my spare time between Alpha Phi Omega (service fraternity), the Flat Hat (student newspaper), and the W&M Rowing Club (boats). I also produced a television show (on WMTV).
During my senior year at W&M, I was named America's Next Great Cartoonist by the Washington Post.
Research at W&M
- math research (linear algebra)
- computational biology research
Where am I now?
I'm a Ph.D candidate in Applied Mathematics at the University of Michigan and an NSF graduate research fellow. My research focus is the mathematics of biological clocks. Recently, I developed and released an app for iPhone called Entrain, which relays mathematically optimal lighting schedules for overcoming jet lag to users. In my spare time, I update my webcomic which gets tens of hits daily and has brought in several dollars of revenue.