Ariel (pronounced "R-E-L") is a young astrophysicist, philosopher, martial artist, native Earthling, and a professional conglomerate of stardust. His entire life has been dedicated to education and the pursuit of knowledge. In his youth he trained for a decade in Taekwondo, teaching self-defense to students aged three to adult, becoming a fully certified instructor and national judge by age 18. Simultaneously, he learned about the world through the International Baccalaureate program, studying all academic disciplines in an advanced global context. After high school he took his global perspective and expanded it into a cosmic one. In college he earned his bachelor's degree in astrophysics and philosophy over the course of three years while serving as a public speaker, space navigator, and laserist at the Fiske Planetarium in Boulder, Colorado. He hopes that his experience can be useful for educating curious minds of all ages!