I’m currently building scientific software for the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Previous work includes Microsoft, freelance, and various internships.

I received my education from The University of Texas at Austin, where I completed a master’s in computer science, and Austin Community College, where I first discovered my love of programming.

I enjoy building high-quality and reliable software and I’m passionate about using technology and technology companies for societal good.

In my spare time, I can be found sailing, tinkering with a ham radio, or in the park with my dog.


Areas of Experience

Web Services

I have engineered and maintained a global-scale cloud service while building Microsoft Azure Digital Twins and honed my web app backend experience through work on the Allen Brain Map.


I have designed and implemented a range of systems with experience including work on the Microsoft Windows operating system, building a data system of pipelines and services for the Allen Institute for Brain Science, and designing a secure ubiquitous computing platform for my master’s thesis at UT Austin.

Wireless Communications

I developed the POCSAG encoding library trusted by the Burning Man Festival for emergency dispatch since 2019. I am also a licensed FCC amateur radio operator and maintain the open source APRS# packet radio project.

Mentorship and Coaching

I have experience mentoring and coaching at levels from high school students through professionals with programs such as Hunt the Wumpus, InternLink 2020, the Microsoft and Allen Institute internship and new hire programs, and experience as an engineering manager.



  • Bash
  • C#
  • C++
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Ruby
  • TypeScript
  • Batch
  • PowerShell
  • PHP
  • LabVIEW


  • docker
  • GraphQL
  • OpenAPI
  • PostgreSQL
  • No-SQL DB
  • git
  • CI/CD


  • .NET
  • AWS
  • Linux
  • Azure
  • Windows
  • Node.js
  • Arduino
  • Linode
  • GitHub Actions


  • Recruiting
  • Mentorship
  • Teaching
  • Interviews
  • Presenting
  • Scrum champion
  • Planning


Open Source and Personal Projects


Secure IoT platform

A decentralized IoT security platform with dynamic and human-readible access control language.

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Digital packet radio encoder/decoder

A C# implementation of the APRS digital packet radio protocol used by amatuer radio operators.

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Professional Communication

Talks and Publications

Diagrams as Code: An Intro to Mermaid
November 2023 at SeaGL 2023
Lessons from Building Software at the Pace of Science
May 2023 at UWB Hacks 2023 (University of Washington Bothell)
Integrated Data Framework
December 2020 at Allen Institute Showcase Symposium 2020
Building Free CI/CD with GitHub Actions
November 2020 at SeaGL 2020
UbiPAL: secure messaging and access control for ubiquitous computing
May 2015 in Texas ScholarWorks - University of Texas Libraries


Career Timeline

November 2023

Conference talk at SeaGL 2023

Summer 2023

Managed and mentored summer intern

Allen Institute for Brain Science

May 2023

University tech talk at UWB Hacks 2023 @ University of Washington Bothell

April 2023

Promoted to engineering manager of internal data platforms and tools team

Software Engineer Manager at Allen Institute for Brain Science

January 2023

Transferred to Lead Engineer for internal data platforms and tools

Allen Institute for Brain Science

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