The student handbook for the ETC students who entered in the program in August of 2021.
Dustin was born in a small town near Sacramento California. He was an intelligent and inquisitive child with a strong desire to understand the world. This led him to study Physics at Harvey Mudd College. He learned a great deal about not only physics but mathematics, computer science, painting, and most importantly, how to learn. Along the way he gained a great many friends as well as a budding dissatisfaction with traditional academia.
None-the-less he decided to continue his physics education at UCLA. In November off 2004 he visited a friend already attending the ETC and fell in love with the place. So he decided to trade is his sandals for a decent pair of boots and moved to Pittsburgh.