He was born in New Jersey in November 1988 and grew up in Wayne, New Jersey and Stamford, Connecticut, both suburbs of New York City. He has a background in journalism. He covered baseball for four years for Major League Baseball and deceptive advertising for a year and a half at a nonprofit. He went to high school in the Bronx and did his first two years of college in Manhattan. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Classical Languages and City University London with a MA in creative writing. He’s lived in New York, Connecticut, and London. His dog’s name is Linda.