Bryan grew up in Fremont, a suburb of San Francisco, where he discovered his love for solving problems. He found that there were plenty of problems to solve in economics, so he went on to Brigham Young University, where he earned his BA in economics and his BS in mathematics, and graduated cum laude and Phi Kappa Phi. He is now pursuing a PhD at MIT in economics, where he is a National Science Foundation fellow.
Bryan loves teaching, especially in one-on-one settings. He enjoyed his time as a teaching assistant in economics at BYU. One of his favorite projects in the past few years has been developing a curriculum in advanced math and economics for new macroeconomic researchers. He is currently in the process of putting together what will be an open-source textbook for the course.
In his spare time he enjoys playing the piano, watching sports, and exploring New England. He also gets a kick out of leading a group of Cub Scouts with his wife.