Damon grew up and attended school in Gary, Indiana until his family moved to Hobart. In Gary, I was told by my teachers that I would never escape the poverty of the area and that I was the bottom of the barrel at any other school I would attend. When I moved to Hobart, this is what I was expecting to happen. In truth, my education has flourished under the supervision of Hobart’s teachers. I became interested in the brain when my brother was diagnosed with autism, and it’s been a passion I’ve pursued ever since.