My name is Christopher David Desjardins. I am a Ph.D. student studying quantitative methods in education in the department of educational psychology at the University of Minnesota. I am also pursing a M.S. in statistics from the University of Minnesota. I am a Minnesota Interdisciplinary Training in Education Research fellow. I am interested in Bayesian statistics, personal probabilities and causal inferences, longitudinal multilevel models, latent variable modeling (specifically structural equation modeling and factor analysis), free software, Debian GNU/Linux, R , and psychology.