Andy is originally from the Bay Area, but moved to Boston for college when he got tired of the sun. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from MIT in math and physics and spent his time outside of class conducting research in probability theory and teaching computers how to play poker. After graduating, Andy spent two years as a quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs before returning home to pursue a PhD in statistics at Stanford.
Andy’s interest in teaching began in high school, while he was the president of the math club. He helped start a collaboration in which members of the club would coach younger students and prepare them for the high school Math Olympiad contests. After starting at MIT, Andy became a tutor at the Math Learning Center, where he helped underclassmen with various topics such as multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and probability. His passion for teaching continues to this day, and he spends time every quarter serving as a Teaching Assistant in the statistics department.
Outside of academics, Andy enjoys playing tennis and the piano. He is also competitive with the Rubik’s Cube, having formerly held the American record for fastest time.