Nick was born in Iowa City and went to school at Tufts University, from which he received his BS in 2012. After graduating from college Nick spent a summer in China,
where he studied Chinese language at Nanjing and Tsinghua Universities. He began his graduate studies at Georgia Tech in August 2012, and joined the IMEMS group a few months later in December.
In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with friends, playing ultimate (frisbee) and overanalyzing TV dramas.