Columbia University, M. S. in Chemical Engineering; recipient of Societe de Chemie Industrielle Fellowship, 2018; Columbia University Department of Chemical Engineering, winner of Solar Fuels Design Challenge, 2017; Occidental College, 2017, B.S. in Chemistry with Honors, 3.6 GPA, Dean’s List 2016-2017; Captain of Varsity Soccer, 2016; recipient of Norris Scholar Fellowship 2016-2017; Score of 5 on AP Exams in Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, and US History. SAT II scores of 800 in Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.
Ed started at Occidental College in 2013, where he took courses covering a broad range of subjects, from the miniscule world of microbiology to the larger-than-life characters of Jazz History. However, his passion was piqued by courses in Organic Chemistry, following which he joined a prodigious research lab and began an independent synthesis project for a family of molecules with promising anti-cancer activities. After being offered a teaching assistantship for Organic Chemistry, Ed passed on his enthusiasm to dozens of students in both weekly tutoring sessions and laboratory experiments.
Following graduating Occidental with an honors degree in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics, Ed began a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Columbia, eager for new frontiers to apply his science background. He joined the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center his first semester, where he developed novel materials for using solar energy to split water into combustible hydrogen and oxygen. At Columbia, Ed partnered with the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics to tutor high school students in Chemistry, Math, and Physics in preparation for SAT II exams.
Having tutored students from a diversity of backgrounds and learning styles, Ed helps his students develop personal strategies for finding success in math and the sciences. Given the right tools, and real-world applications to stimulate curiosity, Ed has found that all students can excel in these fields.
When not tutoring, Ed can be found playing soccer at Pier 40, brewing stouts in his kitchen, or looking for Kingfishers in Central Park.