CW received a B.A. in Physics from Grinnell College, with a second major in Physiological Psychology (completed but undeclared).
CW Hobbs manages the on-premise computer lab in MVC, personal workstations and other DevOps tasks. The MVC lab consists of about 70 servers, more than 3 PetaBytes of data, and a big VMware vSphere cluster. The lab is accessed globally by members of the research team.