Alex Krol grew up in Chicago before moving to New York in 2000. He attended Fenwick High School in Illinois where he was captain of the math team and participated in numerous AMC and ARML math competitions. He graduated magna cum laude from Cornell with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Master's in Financial Engineering. Alex has always had a passion for mathematics, puzzles, and games, and hopes to help others find joy in working through and solving interesting problems in mathematics. Alex currently works as a portfolio manager at BlackRock, a global investment management firm.