Kevin went to high school in a midwestern cornfield far from the nearest SAT administration, but managed to score 800s on his SAT Verbal, SAT Writing, and U.S. History tests, buttressing his self-esteem sufficiently to withstand a 690 SAT Math score. At Stanford University he took a BA with honors in English, specializing in postmodernist fiction and enjoying a Stanford Humanities Center research fellowship in fiction and new media. While an undergrad he was also active in politics, cofounding the public policy organization the Roosevelt Institute.
Kevin stayed at Stanford for interdisciplinary graduate work anchored in medieval and midcentury poetry and theory and practice of psychotherapy. During this time, he served as an editor for publications across criticism and politics, and for clients ranging from Ivy League professors to hedge fund executives. He also worked as a one-on-one tutor and classroom teacher of the SAT, critical thinking, writing, and the humanities, and created an original SAT critical reading curriculum for a large educational firm in the Bay Area.
After a few years as a staffer for a member of Congress, Kevin began training as a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst at the New School for Social Research in fall of 2015. He now works in the Department of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel studying the therapeutic process, particularly differential impacts of epistemological conviction and the malleable nature of autobiographical and relational meanings during and after therapy. Perpetually unable to settle into one profession, he moonlights as an immigration employment law specialist and a television critic.