Bliss was born in Montgomery, Alabama three minutes ahead of his twin brother Bright. Although entering college with 65 AP credits, he decided to enjoy a full four years double majoring in Biochemistry and Biology on full scholarship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Bliss conducted research on vesicular trafficking and apoptosis and published a first author peer-reviewed paper as an undergraduate. He presented his research to members of Congress, highlighting the importance of federal research funding, and was invited to give two plenary talks on his research at national conferences. After graduating summa cum laude and receiving the College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award (the top honor for a graduating senior), he pursued research on the structural basis of Alzheimer’s disease at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship. He is now a student at Harvard Medical School.
During college, Bliss served as a teaching assistant and supplemental instruction leader for various courses. He also worked as a Princeton Review MCAT Instructor for two years. Bliss focuses on test-taking strategies in addition to teaching content in a simple yet memorable manner. He is most passionate about coaching students through their academic careers and applications.
Bliss hits the gym daily as an avid powerlifter and also loves playing table tennis competitively (yes, it IS a sport). His favorite foods are steak, eggs, and ice cream.