Tony serves as the undergrad adviser for for Comparative Literature, and as preparation for this exciting position, he is also world traveler and adventurer, Tony has visited Peru, Alaska, Nepal, Turkey and Iceland, along with meeting numerous relatives in Belarus. He also regularly backpacks into the distant mountains and woods of California, where he claims to have had an encounter with Bigfoot.  A musician since childhood, he plays a variety of instruments, including saxophone, guitar, piano, and bass.   His favorite authors include Nabokov and Dostoyevsky.