Connor is from Washington, D.C. and he loves dinosaurs. This obsession from his infancy led him to pursue biology as a field of study. He graduated at New York University, where he graduated summa cum laude and majored in Biology and Spanish. He spent the better part of his time there working in two research labs: one that investigated women’s health in New York’s immigrant populations, and another that performed research into epigenetics, or the ways in which chromosome structure is regulated. He was twice awarded the grants from the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund and presented his findings at NYU’s Undergraduate Research Conference. Sadly, labs that study contemporary dinosaurs are few and far between. Now located in Cambridge, Connor is tutoring and volunteering while he applies to medical school.
Connor has worked as a tutor and trainer in several capacities. As an EMT, he was responsible for training probationary volunteers on basic life support services. As a researcher, he conducted software and database design trainings. He enjoys tutoring the MCAT, particularly the elusive Critical Analysis and Reasoning Section, on which he scored in the 100th percentile. His other academic strengths include biology, chemistry, physics, and Spanish.
In addition to dinosaurs, he loves hiking, playing music, and Settlers of Catan – as long as he gets to be Blue.