My name is Aaron. I'm a graduate of Trinity School NYC and am an alumni of Prep for Prep, Contingent XXXI. I am a current sophomore at Claremont McKenna College, where I am in a 3-2 program with Columbia University majoring in economics & engineering.
I play the Pokémon Video Game competitively in my spare time. I actively work hard to help improve the competitive Pokémon scene by creating content. I currently run a YouTube channel, where I post videos on a daily basis, with 70,000+ subscribers and over 10 million combined views. I also am a Twitch partner and live stream to interact with fans more.
I won back to back Pokémon National Championships in 2011 & 2012, and have won a Regional Championship in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016. I finished 4th at the 2015 US National Championships. I was the highest ranked American in the Masters Division at the 2013 Pokémon World Championships with a 3rd place finish. I have qualified for 7 different World Championships. This past summer, I commentated the 2016 US National & World Championships and represented Nintendo at a Pokémon GO panel at E3.
Besides competing in Pokémon , I'm a major fan of esports in general. I actively follow & watch Super Smash Bros (Melee, 4) and League of Legends. I hope to take my professional skills to the esports industry one day!
I enjoy giving back to my community through service and lead a program called the Chinatown Literacy Project my senior year of high school. Some of my past work experiences include internships with Bloomberg, JP Morgan, APEX for Youth, The Children's Storefront, and the Teen Resource Center at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center.