• I was born and raised in Bartlett, Illinois, a small suburb of Chicago. I grew up a devout nerd, always preferring math class to P.E. and Pokémon to kickball. That said, I wasn’t a total loser. In my abundant free time, I practiced the piano and earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

  • After middle school, I was accepted to the prestigious Bartlett Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology, a gifted high school curriculum focused on STEM. There, I learned two important things: (1) engineering is cool, but (2) I’m terrified of power tools. I concluded that I should shift my career focus toward computers. Because computers can’t cut your fingers off.

  • Like Plankton from Spongebob, I WENT TO COLLEGE! I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a Chancellor’s Scholarship and earned my B.S. in computer science and mathematics with comprehensive honors. During my summers, I lived in the beautiful (read: expensive) cities of Boulder, Boston, and Seattle while interning for Google. Other highlights: I spoke at a major graduation ceremony (skip to 50m), I presented my senior thesis to important people, and I discovered a staunch fondness for beer and cheese.

  • After I graduated college, I spent a year working as a software engineer at Google in Boulder, Colorado. I developed build, test, and continuous integration infrastructure for Chromium and Chromium OS. I bought and still own a lovely condo in Longmont and hope to return to the Rocky Mountain High. Someday.