I'm a Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Hud Lab at Georgia Tech. I'm interested in gaming, coding, astrobiology, and the outdoors. I hail from Los Angeles but have a soft spot for the south. I believe that to be challenged in one's beliefs is to truly understand them, and welcome those who would engage me in discussion. I also hope that sharing my thoughts can lead to greater conversation.
My nickname "Tyro" is a shortening of my first and last name, but I've come to learn that as a real word, "tyro" is of neoclassical origin, stemming from an alternate spelling of the latin word "tiro", meaning recruit or learner. In 1610, the iatrochemist Jean Beguin published what has been cited as the first chemistry textbook, the Tyrocinium Chymicum, cementing the shift from alchemy to chemistry in the sciences.
I believe in the Zen Buddhist concept of 初心 (shoshin), or the "beginner's mind", in my approach to learning about any topic. Thus, I strive to cultivate my own Tyrocinium, or place of learning, in all of my efforts.