Parker grew up in California and London in a French-American family. After graduating from Yale University with a B.S. in Geology & Geophysics, he became a Policy Advisor for Natural Resources at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where his portfolio touched on agricultural, environmental, and life sciences. He subsequently joined the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) in the U.S. Department of Energy where he helped to design research programs aimed at accelerating the development of bioenergy crops and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Parker is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. His research focuses on the response of ice sheets to changes in earth’s orbital configuration and variations in atmospheric CO2 levels over the past 3 million years.
With Cambridge Coaching, Parker specializes in supporting students in a variety of courses, including physics, mathematics, statistics & probability, and French. Given his background in Earth and planetary sciences and climate science, Parker is especially excited to help students studying those topics.
When not teaching or working on research, he is typically usually running, playing tennis, or reading about other areas of science.