Nick Ortega is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Penn State. He is interested in ambisonics and binaural encoding. Nick received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he was active in acoustics outreach to middle- and high-school students. Nick was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the rest of his family still lives. In addition to his academics, he enjoys singing, hiking, and spending time with his wife and two children.