Hi. I'm Mark Tiefenbruck, but you probably already knew that. I'm a graduate student in mathematics at UCSD. I'm a Linux enthusiast, and I write code for various open source projects; most notably, I'm a developer for fluxbox. I also act as an administrator for NationStates and The Math Message Board.
I was born at 12:19 PM on July 17, 1981 in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.. I grew up in Cottage Grove, one of the outer suburbs of St. Paul, and graduated from Park High School in the class of 2000. I proceeded with my post-secondary education at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and completed an additional major in Mathematics. I completed a Master of Science in Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, more commonly known as Cal Poly.
I was part of the Metropolitan Boys Choir from 1990-1996 and participated in school choirs, official and extra-curricular, from 1991-2000. I was active in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from 1987-2000 and worked at Phillippo Scout Reservation from 1996-2000. I played on my local recreational and traveling soccer leagues from 1986-1994, played varsity tennis in high school, and played a whole lot of ultimate in college. From 2002-2004, I was the webmaster for the Global Medical Relief Program and was thus a member of its executive board.