I grew up in sunny southern California in a seaside town called Manhattan Beach. I spent much of my early life becoming a Lego master builder, going to the beach in the summers, and making amateur films with my friends. I went to Loyola High School in downtown Los Angeles, and discovered my passion for technical theatre here. I spent four years doing set construction and sound design for the Hannon Theatre Company. During my senior year, I took AP Computer Science; it was then that I realized I wanted to go into the tech industry.
My college experience was ultimately defined by travel. I began at Northeastern University and soon transferred to Rice University. I lived in Boston, Houston, Austin, and Pittsburgh before deciding to settle "permanently" in San Francisco. I am currently a software engineer at Google, working in the San Francisco office. My interests in computer science are varied, but I gravitate towards full- stack software engineering and especially computer systems and networks. In my free time, I am working on completing my private pilot license.