Experiences that were transformative, memorable, or just really, really fun


  • Jan 29: Watching James Cameron’s “Avatar” in the bathtub


  • February/March: Dartmouth winter carnival and various events at Tri-Kap


  • Dec 13: Seeing my brother give a talk at a NeurIPS workshop
  • Nov 4: Exploring Hong Kong
  • Aug 17: Tubing at Lake Tahoe
  • Jul 20: Hitch-hiking at Yosemite
  • May 5-9: Attending my first machine learning conference (ICLR)
  • Mar 4: Publishing my first research paper


  • Dec 21: Feeling insignificant at the Grand Canyon
  • Dec 14: Strolling through Christmas Markets in Copenhagen
  • Nov 11: Playing poker with old Frenchmen in Nice
  • Oct 6: Getting drunk at Oktoberfest
  • Aug-Dec: Studying abroad in Denmark
  • Jun-Aug: Learning to sail
  • Jul: Joining a fraternity
  • Jun 15-16: Jumping from the Sky Tower in Auckland, watching the sunset from Mount Victoria, bathing in the Polynesian Spa
  • Jun 11-14: Visiting the Sydney Opera House, having a drink at Baxter’s Inn, seeing the Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles
  • Feb 2-4: Dogsledding in Maine


  • Dec 5: Being in a car accident in Iceland
  • Dec 4: Seeing the Northern Lights while bathing in the Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, Iceland
  • Nov 2: Driving a formula racing car
  • Aug: Getting into machine learning


  • Jun 26: Watching an outdoor movie in Bryant Park, NYC
  • Jun 15: Auditioning for Shark Tank then going to Prom on a boat
  • May: Winning $1500 at the Virginia Science Fair
  • Feb-Aug: Playing a lot of tennis


  • Dec: Cruising on the Oasis of the Seas
  • Sep-Dec: Working as a grocery store cashier
  • Oct 25: Fancy Homecoming at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and a French restaurant in Georgetown
  • Jun-Dec: Working in a Chemistry Lab at the Naval Research Laboratory
  • Jun: Spending 4 days at the US Naval Academy summer seminar


  • Sep-Dec: Studying really hard
  • May: Having my first kiss


  • May 17: Rowing in the Stotesbury Cup Regatta
  • Jan-Feb: Crew conditioning


  • Jun: Touring China with a tour group

Life bucket list:

  • Watch Federer, Djokovic, Thiem, and Kyrgios live
  • Watch the olympics
  • Attend burning man
  • Work on an organic farm in Denmark
  • See conan in person
  • See lady gaga perform
  • Heroic dose
  • Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Life goals:

  • Have a wikipedia page
  • Be on the Lex Fridman podcast