A native of Gainesville, FL, David Jia graduated from Stanford University in 2013 where he studied mathematics, computer science, and poetry. He has conducted research on connectomics at MIT and computer systems at Stanford. A serial entrepreneur, David has founded or co-founded several companies, winning the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Award in Web and Information Technology and the MIT Linked Data Prize. He is currently an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Stanford University. In his spare time, David writes poetry and is active in the sport of powerlifting. As a Marshall Scholar, David will study Neuroscience at the University of Oxford.