Blake graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2019 with a degree in cognitive neuroscience. During his undergraduate career, Blake worked as a Research Assistant in the Computational Memory Lab under the direction of Dr. Sean Polyn. Blake also volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician for Vanderbilt LifeFlight, providing first-aid at local events throughout Nashville. Blake was then a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Laboratory for Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation where he treated patients in the TMS clinical service while researching ways to optimize the treatment for future patients. In his spare time, Blake enjoys playing music, studying Japanese, and rock climbing.