Parker Washburn graduated from Harvard College in 2013 with a major in Physics and a minor in Astrophysics and earned his master’s degree in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins in 2021. While at Harvard, Parker rowed for the heavyweight crew, earning medals at the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Eastern Sprints and the 2011, 2012, and 2013 IRA. After college, he completed his teaching fellowship in Physics at Phillips Academy before moving to Choate Rosemary Hall for a year and then Taft School for five years. At both schools, Parker taught Physics and coached rowing. He was the head girls’ coach at Taft for his final three years. From 2015 to 2016, Parker spent a year training at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont, where he raced in the men’s pair at US Olympic trials in 2016. At Deerfield, Parker teaches Physics and lives in John Louis dormitory with his wife (Elizabeth), daughter (Kaye), and dog (Finley).