I am Richard Tyler Francisco, born on July 21, 1984 in Athens, Georgia to parents George E. Francisco, Jr. and Elizabeth W. Francisco. I have spent my life in Athens Georgia, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Williamsburg Virginia. Academically, I graduated from Clarke Central High School in Athens, GA in 2002, The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA in 2006 with a degree in mathematics, and am currently a graduate student in the mathematics education department at the University of Georgia. My interests in field of study include the branch of mathematics known as analysis, educational psychology, especially theories of cognition, and the development of logic.

I have always been told that I am a lazy student, but I take this label as a compliment, attributing this perception to my strong interests outside of scholastic coursework. I am obssessed with the game of chess, (and all games for that matter), like all sports (with an emphasis lately on tennis and racqquetball), and am addicted to reading, which has lately been consisted mostly of science fiction, history, and philosophy.