I eventually ended up at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), a pioneering educational community, where I learned to learn and met a lot of great people.
Despite my best efforts, I was unable to leave Chicagoland at this point, and commenced my undergraduate studies at The University of Chicago, where I concentrated in physics and math. I also spent lots of time on MUNUC (the Model United Nations of the University of Chicago, where I once started a wave in a room of nearly 2000 people) and College Bowl, also experiences where I learned a lot and met lots of great people.
After college, I began working for the "global financial services group" now known as UBS as a derivatives trader. My television career had a promising beginning in April 1996, but it didn't last, and so I continued to work at UBS until August 2002. (My resumé is available upon request.)
After spending almost 22.5 years almost continuously in Chicagoland, I finally broke away to New York City, where I still reside, for the moment. If you have things you want to say about me, email them to me.