About me

I work as an AI expert developing agent based models for NASA. Previously, I was an AI SETA for the OUSD R&E Principal Director of AI at the Pentagon. I have acted as team lead and machine learning engineer on DARPA’s Media Forensics (MediFor) program, PI for an NGA research program, worked in satellite communications development for Hughes, and was an electrical engineer for NAVAIR. I received my bachelors in electrical engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno where I worked as a TA in the college of engineering and in Dr. Thomas Albright’s Lab for Conservation Biogeography.

In 2022, I was fortunate to be awarded the NSF CSGrad4US Fellowship pending admittance to a computer information science PhD program. My fellowship verification letter is located here.

My work uses Python for computer vision, machine learning, AI, data analysis and engineering within the defense, intelligence, and space fields. My work in undergrad lead me to discover my interest in data exploration, cybersecurity, and signal and image analysis; and my work on MediFor and at the Pentagon showed me the importance of mitigating misinformation and creating easier to use tools for the average technology user.

Pre-COVID, I co-ran an LGBTQ gaming group in DC, was active the the local rock climbing gym, and hosted a regular socio-political book club. I enjoy hiking (both urban and remote), lifting weights, reading all sorts of books, playing video games (such as Hades, Fortnite, Stardew Valley, and many, many others), bike commuting (both on my bicycle and my motorcycle depending on distance), and caring for a variety of orchids and a fruit tree called a jabutica.