When Brendon was a high school student in a town on the south shore of Long Island, he wrote a program for the TI-84 series calculator called EpicChem that solves a variety of problems presented in the AP Chemistry curriculum. Feeling a strong draw to the physical sciences, he attended Brandeis University and graduated 4 years later with a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics Summa Cum Laude, earning the Physics Faculty Prize and acceptance to Phi Beta Kappa. He is now a physics PhD student at Harvard University with interests in experimental high energy physics, including searches for new particles at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.
Brendon has a passion for teaching and aspires to be a professor of physics. While at Brandeis, he volunteered as a tutor for local high school students in mathematics, physics, and computer science. He worked as a teaching assistant for the introductory physics laboratory course for 2 years. He also worked in the Getz Multimedia Lab at Brandeis, where he routinely taught students and faculty alike how to use a variety of film and audio equipment and software to complete creative projects. Brendon excels at teasing out his students understanding of a topic and building upon that understanding with a logical, step-by-step approach.
Brendon has several developing hobbies including weightlifting, exploring the Boston café and restaurant scene, and computer gaming.