I'm a loud mouthed lover of cats and data.
Intellectually curious and self-driven, I and strive to learn as much as possible everyday.
I'm currently disabled with fibromyalgia, arthritis, and PTSD.
Born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. Previously, I've helped run HeatSync Labs, a hackerspace in Mesa, AZ, since 2012. I helped maintain the space, hold open hours, host different events bringing tech into the community(Coffee&Code, HackPHX), and taught classes on different topics(soldering, piano, DNS, musical theory, 3D printing). In the summer of 2013, I was accepted to Recurse Center and spent 3 months in New York becoming a better programmer.
I worked as a software engineer for Octoblu, and eventually Citrix for 3 years (one of which was spent on and off medical leave). I'm ever grateful for the knowledge and experience I gained working alongside my incredible coworkers.
Video games are a second passion of mine. I was a professional video game player for years, and helped tutor autistic kids using video games. I believe that video games can be used to enhance the learning process, and help with multiple other aspects as well. I love to dance and make others smile.