Matthew Wigler is an undergraduate at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he is a student of the American Revolution. Wigler originally hails from North Hempstead, New York, a town that revels in its Revolutionary heritage, where he worked with the Great Neck Historical Society. Winner of Stanford's Boothe Prize in Writing, Wigler enjoys writing historical fiction: his first collection of short stories, "Yesterday's New Tomorrow" was published in 2015. Wigler has won the New York Geography Bee and was a semifinalist in the National History Bowl. He is more likely than not to be listening to the "Hamilton" soundtrack right now.