At age 7, I wanted to become a railroad conductor. Then at age 12, I was obsessed with human cloning and thought I should become a scientist. At age 14, I got my first video camera and found a new love for acting. After spending a few summers taking acting classes and auditioning for independent films, I decided I liked it more behind the camera.
I later became obsessed with this new mobile operating system called Android and started a YouTube channel about it. It was initially called Opensourcegangster. In high school, I produced a couple of short films with my friends, and also began experimenting with coding.
In college, I majored in computer science but also participated in broadcast media on the side. Post college, I currently work as a software engineer in the cloud infrastructure space.
I love trying all types of things
I have made some Android applications for fun, and I love to build and tinker with embedded devices. I also got into politics a bit, serving as the Judge of Elections in my precinct. And I like to play ultimate frisbee on the side.
I used to be one of those people who had a well detailed five year plan. Now, I find that to be a fruitless task and waste of energy. We don’t know where life will take us. I might be a software engineer now, but in five years I could decide to take on an entirely different path and become a comedian or professional bird watcher. For myself, the only thing that matters is that I’m living a life that I enjoy. A life full of adventure, curiosity, intimate connections and personal growth.