Serge grew up in Oregon and has lived in the Northeast for nearly a decade. He received his BS from Yale University, double-majoring in psychology and music, focusing on violin performance. While in college and in the years immediately following, he was a scientific researcher, working with participants to collect behavioral and scanning data and performing various statistical analyses; he presented his work at several professional scientific conferences. Subsequently, he completed an MS in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York and he is currently completing an MA in Teaching at Relay Graduate School of Education.
At CUNY, Serge discovered his love of teaching through his work as an adjunct instructor teaching statistics and introductory neuroscience to college undergraduates. All of his classes performed above average, and he found that it was immensely satisfying to help people understand difficult ideas. Following that first teaching experience, Serge became a private tutor and decided to pursue his interest in teaching at the middle school level. Since 2016, he has taught seventh- and eighth-grade math, reading, and special education in the New York City public school system.
In his spare time, Serge enjoys running (he completed his first marathon in 2017), the outdoors, following current events and politics, and all things related to music, including playing the violin in The String Orchestra of Brooklyn.