To whom it may concern,
I am writing this letter to recommend my teacher Jeff Galfond to the Project SURGE PhD program at University of Illinois Chicago.
I am posting this on my blog because I am not his employer or professor and so I cannot recommend him through formal channels.
Put simply, Jeff is the most intelligent, observational and passionate person I Know.
Jeff has changed my life.
He taught me to communicate.
I will say that again, he taught me to communicate.
You cannot even imagine the torture of being silenced nor the liberation of getting your voice back.
The nihilism of being trapped in cyclical thought streams is still palpable.
It is burnt brown death.
Jeff took me out of that wasteland.
He gave me hope.
He still does.
I would give my life for him.
I'm just asking you to accept him into your university.