Scott Mannis is a junior in college at Columbia University, majoring in astrophysics. Aside from his academic course load, Scott pursues independent theoretical research in cosmology. Additionally, he loves to sing! Scott joined the internationally award]winning, Young Peoplefs Chorus of New York City at the age of eleven, where he was a member for six years. During his involvement with the chorus, he performed regularly for the city of New York at annual concerts, benefits, and high]profile events such as the reopening of the Statue of Liberty, several times at Lincoln Center, and at Carnegie Hall. Many of the chorusf performances were for charitable causes. Scott began to perform as a soloist, after being inspired by hearing Frank Sinatra in the closing credits of a movie when he was fifteen. Scott Mannis SaturnV1@gmail.com 646-256-0745 Scott is a graduate of the Ethical Culture Fieldston High School in New York City. During high school, Scott created and wrote the schoolfs first science column entitled gScott on Scienceh where he interviewed and wrote about leading scientists involved in various scientific disciplines. Scott was selected as the graduation singer at his high school graduation ceremony in 2005, after performing as a jazz vocalist in a concert earlier that year. During high school, Scott was a member of the high school chorus. Outside of school he performed in many different venues at a variety of locations, including: a party for the Greek ambassador to the United Nations, at several weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and birthday parties, at the annual benefit for the non]profit organization, The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, and at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. In addition, he has performed for the InnerResilience Program of the Tides Center on two separate occasions, and at The School at Columbia University at a Christmas party. Currently, Scott is a volunteer singer at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in New York City, and will be performing in June again for the Woodhull Institute, and at the Kimmel Center in May. He hopes to be able to use his voice to bring positive attention to the cause of epilepsy research.