Charles is a professional nerd with a deep and abiding interest in lifelong learning and personal growth. Outside of work he studies social science and the Western Canon, practices martial arts, listens to classical music and heavy metal, and thinks about open-ended questions. He is a sometimes ambivalent alum of the University of Chicago ('11), where he double-majored in economics and political science and was heavily steeped in the life of the mind while largely miseducated about the real world.