My name is Andrei. I’m originally from Riga, Latvia, but have been in the U.S. for most of my life. At any given moment, what I would enjoy most would be thinking about science, and doing so beside a campfire in the woods, or while hiking in Utah. I enjoy my research greatly and look forward to expanding it, and I enjoy teaching and watching students’ curiosity exceed the content of a formal course. I also love nature, music, and the philosophy of science, and I’m grateful for any time I can spend with my friends and family.