About

About Me

Thinking is drawing in your head.

What are thoughts made of? The idea of the nest in the bird's mind, where does it come from? This is what I'm principally interested in. Ideas on ideas.

My work explores alternative ways of experiencing content and challenges existing conventions for the way we interact with and understand technology. I have a degree in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Et Cetera

I’m the co-founder and chief technology officer at Venture Dojo, an experiential learning environment for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders. I’ve spent my career working with extraordinary businesses, both new to market and loved by millions. I’m drawn to the earliest stages of product creation — defining strategy, experience, brand expression, and the systems necessary to evolve and scale. I'm also a strong advocate for the ethical implementation of machine learning, and view privacy as a human right.

Today, I work alongside amazing partners to serve a new wave of entrepreneurs. I’m passionate about equality and partnership, and motivated to help the full spectrum of underrepresented founders gain access to funding and support.

I live in Berkeley with my college friends, read a lot of books, and see every new experience as an opportunity to learn. My favorite projects are those that require me to push beyond my boundaries and acquire new skills and knowledge in order to succeed. When not rocking monochromatic t-shirts, I can be found composing music, flying airplanes, or carving through mountains on a pair of skis.

Research

The purpose of computation is insight, not numbers.

-- Richard Hamming

My research draws on topics and methods from Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics (Natural Language Processing) and Quantum Information Theory (specifically the use of category theoretical frameworks). My main project presently involves developing software for analyzing and understanding high-dimensional data from financial securities. I am generally interested in theories of - and applications for - computer science, neuroscience, linguistics, psychology, and philosophy.

Work Experience

AppleDeveloped internal software at Apple Inc. - Summer 2018.
UC BerkeleyTaught weekly lab and discussions for CS 61A.
Venture DojoLaunching in Mexico, Brazil, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Projects

Books

Currently Reading

Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life
The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want
The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness
Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings
Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications
Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness


Favorite Books

The Tao of Pooh
Pride and Prejudice
The Art of Looking Sideways
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy