Grew up in a college town in central Missouri... Oldest of three boys. Moved to Saint Louis after graduating with a business degree from the University of Missouri, got my nursing degree at Saint Louis University, and practiced as a critical care nurse for a few years before beginning the anesthesia program with the Washington University Department of Anesthesia. All of us are in the same graduate program together and are late 20s/early 30s. We don't have a lot of extra time during our program, but outside of school I enjoy social outings, running, kickball, and outdoor activities.