Mr. Blumenthal is a law clerk for the Honorable Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a bachelor’s degree in History and Literature from Harvard University. Prior to law school, Mr. Blumenthal served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, commanding a rifle platoon in Marjah, Afghanistan during the fall and winter of 2011. His connection to the Barth Syndrome Foundation is through his close friendship with William R. McCurdy. Mr. Blumenthal currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.