"I've always been defined by my curiosity for new information. As long as I can remember I've enjoyed the process of learning, especially if I felt it was on my terms. I've been a voracious reader all my life, particularly of social science material. I was that kid who was obsessed with history class, outside of history class. Despite a willingness to learn, I was an average student in high school. I hadn't yet discovered how to merge my thirst for knowledge with the tools and strategies needed f"