Jared Anderson grew up in western Canada. He developed a passion for math as a child, when he would teach himself from books borrowed at the local library. While attending the University of Victoria, Jared entered the Putnam competition three times and ranked 26th, 39th and 53rd. Later he moved to the States and earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University in geometry and topology. He continued research and teaching for several years and was at the Institute for Advanced Study before starting his career in finance. He joined Math-M-Addicts in 2019.