As a kid, my time was spent pretty much in my own head. I always enjoyed thinking about the unknown and imagining what I could build that did not already exist. I went to university to study philosophy, but this did not make for good job prospects. Graduating during the 2008 economic crisis, I wasn’t able to get a job even at McDonald’s. After about 5 years of soul searching teaching English in Japan and Korea, I came back to the US to teach myself programming. It was the best decision I ever made, and has since opened up many doors.
My long-term interests are in biomedical engineering, specifically on the diseases of aging. I continue to hone my skills in software engineering, and have branched out into a number of areas, including but not limited to full-stack web development, data engineering, and, lately, machine learning.
I currently work at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the area of bioinformatics and medical ontology.