Michael Farrell 2013
Michael graduated in 2013 from Conard high school and is now in his third year at Harvard University, pursuing a joint B.A. in Computer Science and Statistics, as well a Masters in Computer Science. At Harvard, Michael is currently working in the George Church Lab, a technologically focused genetics lab, in which he is developing scalable strategies for multiplexed 3D tissue engineering with the goal of expediting the drug development process. Over the past summer, Michael also worked at Apollo Global Management, an alternative asset manager in New York City, where he built derivative pricing tools, as well as developed Python libraries used for finding opportunities to perform capital arbitrage. In the coming semester, Michael looks forwards to continuing his research at the lab and hopefully becoming published.
One of the teachers Michael found most influential was Andrea Rose. He often reflects on the times they would spend hours outside of class working on a math problem simply because the math was beautiful. One of his favorite memories was on Pi day that year, when he recited three hundred digits simply because she dared the entire class to try and beat him. If he had to give any advice, he would say two things; reach out to and take advantage of those friends who bring out the best qualities in yourself, and two, take at least one computer science class now.