Ever since I was a kid I've been fascinated by computers, and that’s only increased as I learn more about their capabilities. I see writing code as an analytical form of creative problem solving, simultaneously deterministic and expressive. I enjoy utilizing my skills to build transformative solutions, and thrive in collaborative environments with the ultimate goal of delivering high-quality, maintainable products.
Mathematics of Computation
When everyone else complained that math made sense until the alphabet got involved, I wanted to continue exploring the underlying theory and fundamental axioms. Building upon that, I wanted to understand the innovative role of computing in applied methods, while being aware of its limitations. This has become yet another lens through which I see the world, in which I’m always looking for novel applications.
At the helm of every piece of software is a user, so usability plays a key role in the development process. Validating, early and often, that what you're building does what your users want in an intuitive way, is of the utmost importance. Following this, a product needs to be delivered to actually be useful, since the pursuit of complete perfection in a vacuum doesn’t solve the real-world problem at hand.
Information Technology & Web Science
Bridging the divide between engineering and business, it's crucial to understand the market differentiation and value-add of a software solution. This is something I like to be aware of and think critically about, to ensure that I'm working on sustainable and impactful products. I believe that such cross-disciplinary perspectives further distinguish myself as a well-rounded individual.
Life has always made sense with a soccer ball at my feet, and I'm glad I was able to play the game I love competitively through college. Training with my friends and competing against other schools was a fun way to balance out my coursework, and I maintain that it's incredibly important to make time for the things you enjoy doing.
Pi Lambda Phi
I pushed myself outside my social comfort zone by joining a fraternity, and made some lasting friendships in the process. I also held leadership positions as Scholarship Chair connecting members with the resources they needed to stay on top of their coursework, and VP of Finance managing a $200,000 yearly budget.