Welcome to my blog, filled with musings about life and more. You can view recent posts below, but can also sort by category, tags, or see all posts ever.

If you only want to read a few posts of mine, I recommend the following:

  • These three posts (one, two, three), chronicle how I chose to go to graduate school; I talk about my thoughts on values, working, choices, and much more. While it is a long journey (about 14,000 words total), if you read these posts, you'll have a good sense of who I am as a person.
  • To see my teaching style (no posts on my pedagogical philosophy yet), you can read posts where I talk about quasi-experimental methods and tau.
  • For some random fun posts, read about running dormspam-the-game (which I ran with Whitney!), chalkboards, and whiteboards.

Many of my blogs are hosted on MIT Admissions.

Recent Posts

decisions, decisions Permalink

8 minute read

I like to think that people are defined by two things — the values that they hold and the choices that they make. So I figured that a half-decent way of intr...

how do i even blog

3 minute read

I have wanted to be an MIT Admissions blogger for a very long time. I’ve found records of me sending blogs to my high school friends spring of my junior year...


7 minute read

Last Friday, I finished up my internship at Bridgewater Associates, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world. I worked as an Investment Logic Engineer, wh...

on choices, arbitrariness, and storytelling

13 minute read

As I think more about applying to grad school and reflecting on my own MIT experience, there’s been a few different themes that keep coming up. These themes ...

fun etymologies

4 minute read

Economics graduate schools require the GRE General Test, a test of students’ knowledge in high school math, random vocabulary and passage reading, and techni...