Jesse Farnham is originally from Pomfret, Connecticut, and he attended college at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He is currently a first-year graduate student in computer science at Princeton University, where he is planning to research the simulation of biological systems. Summer programming jobs and academic research have provided him with experience in several languages, including Java, Python, and Matlab. Aside from programming, he enjoys installing and experimenting with various Linux distributions on his personal computer. Jesse's other hobbies include amateur astronomy, hiking, and especially aviation; he obtained his private pilot's license in June 2008.