I grew up in Centralia, Illinois, a small former railroad town in corn country. I graduated from Stanford in 2002 with honors in Architecture and Urban Design.
I lived in Malaysia from 2002 to 2003, courtesy of a Fulbright Scholarship. It was a memorable year during which I met a lot of inspiring people and made a short film. The highlight of the film remains my somewhat sadistic staging of a durian eating contest.
I lived in New York City from 2003 to 2010, and have the Strand tote bag to prove it.
Beginning in 2012, I taught myself to code. I designed and developed library and book metadata and other web systems at Worldreader from 2014 to 2017. I’m now looking for generalist software developer opportunities in San Francisco. Roles that require some visual design and writing (e.g. blog posts or public technical documentation) are especially welcome.