Serge grew up in Oregon, where he got his deep-set love of nature, and has been in the Northeast for almost a decade, where he discovered his love for people. He received his B.S. from Yale University, double-majoring in psychology, with a concentration in neuroscience, and music, focusing in 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, and he presented his work at several professional scientific conferences around the country. Last year he completed his coursework for a master’s degree in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and he is currently finishing his thesis.
For two years Serge was an adjunct instructor at The City College of New York, teaching statistics and introductory neuroscience to college undergraduates. All of his classes performed above average, and he discovered how satisfying it is to personally help people understand difficult ideas. He’s found that by creating a good rapport with his students he’s able to more effectively impart difficult concepts to them while at the same time causing them less stress. He considers his passion to be people, which first led him to study psychology and later into teaching.
In his spare time, Serge enjoys running, the outdoors, current events, and all-things music, and is a violinist in The String Orchestra of Brooklyn.