I am a tinkerer. One of my earliest memories is from when 5-year-old me got in trouble for smashing in the side of my dad's Mazda to "fix it." Never mind the old adage "if it aint broke..." I didn't get it then, and I don't get it now. Things are meant to be improved upon, tweaked and hacked.

My first computer was a 1989 386DX/2 and I first started programming in elementary school when an even geekier classmate introduced me to the world of BASIC and writing your own games. Much of the rest of next decade was spent trying to break games and computers. At one point I was banned from the middle school library.

In 2011 I moved to New York to pursue a Master's degree at NYU for Interactive Telecommunications. Currently I work at American Express as a Product Manager building cool mobile apps used by millions. I consider myself a creative technologist and a designer; roboticist and a doll maker; a photographer and a writer.