I grew up with four younger siblings in Santa Barbara, CA. I went to Reed College (class of 1996) where I met my wife Renee. I got a Ph.D. from Columbia University (2005) and did a post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA. I joined the Williams College faculty in 2009.
My kids are named Juliet, Violet, and Kai (pictures). (Juliet has a webshow.) I spend all my free time with them except when I’m out running. Like most people, the older I get, the better I used to be.