I loved transitioning from abstract discussion to concrete application, and was ever grateful that my Duke education had prepared me for the fast-paced complexity of the Hill.

As an attorney, the ability to comprehend and analyze complex information, and then convey my findings and conclusions clearly, is essential in my line of work. I am incredibly grateful to have been able to develop these skills early on as an undergraduate at Duke.

I will never forget the great discussions with my colleagues about all sorts of issues, both inside the classroom and outside. I didn’t realize at the time that I would probably never again be surrounded by so many intelligent people at one time.

There’s no doubt that the academic rigor I experienced at Duke was an important foundation for my love of learning in the decades since graduation.

I have a wacky job. I tell people it’s a made-up job at a made-up show. I thought I’d be working on Capitol Hill or something. But the world of late-night basic-cable news-spoof comedy was too big a lure.

I learned the most – and had the most fun – working on research in a team setting with the graduate students and faculty in the Political Institutions and Public Choice Program.

I am a living embodiment of the cliché that if you love what you do, it doesn't seem like work. I went from being a Political Scientist with a sports analysis hobby to being a basketball analyst with a social science hobby. I really enjoy exploring the physical and human geography of Boston, and I spend most of my free time with my wife, looking for adventures in New England.