I started coding at the University of Oregon when I added computer science as a second major to my original major of physics. I quickly discovered I was much more interested in computer science and dropped physics major down to minor. During the summer of 2014 I worked an internship at Electric Cloud where I worked on Huddle: a peer to peer build accelerator. After graduation I then worked with RideCell where I was on the core backend team that launched BMW Reachnow in Seattle.
I’ve worked at roles that had a teaching component off and on since I was 13 from theater camp counselor to volunteering in the community. Professionally I’ve worked as a teacher’s assistant at the Moss Street Children’s Center the Co-op Family Center. I also have experience teaching computer science as an Teacher for thinkersmith, Instructor at idTech and TA for the University of Oregon’s Intro to CS class. My favorite teaching memory is when I was at the Co-op family center and I used some free time to teach basic python to the kids individually. This one girl in particular got super into it. One day I covered nested lists and at the end of the day she ran up to her mom and shouted. “MOM! DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD PUT LISTS….INSIDE OF LISTS!!???”
I started wrestling sophomore year of high school where I promptly lost all of my matches the first year. But after a few years of putting in an extra hour after practice won 3rd in state my senior year. I then trained brazillian jiu jitsu earning my blue belt from 10th planet instructor Brent Alvarez. Currently I train SAMBO over at FitFight training center.