I’m a software engineer/entrepreneur with a passion for building products that are both good business and good for the world. I care about shaping a kinder, better-educated, sustainable, data-protected, and equitable future. I enjoy helping others find meaning and creating art. I want to make a positive impact on the world, whether it’s through designing and building technology to improve lives, or simply by being a positive influence on those around me. My interests span cutting edge technology, political economy, and art. My skills sit at the intersection of business, engineering, and design.
I’m a Cal alumn and am currently building software at Twilio. Here are a other few things I’m involved with:
- Cofounder of Axent Wear – Raised $3.4 million on Indiegogo, one of the top 100 highest funded campaigns in history. Product now sold at Brookstone with a line for Ariana Grande.
- Leading a guerrilla international PR campaign – Led a successful grassroots campaign for father’s release from China that was covered by the Associated Press; worked with human rights nonprofit foundations, the U.S. embassy, the press, and more, and garnered over 60,000 signatures on change.org.
- Making inappropriate memes on 9gag – College marketing internship. Created tailored content specifically for targeted ages 17-24, male, millennial viewers, accumulating over 1.4 million views for the platform, embarrassing myself, and hopefully making people lol.
The purpose of this blog is to help me solidify my learning from books I’ve read (tag: book notes) or other materials, reflect on current events, and share my realizations or pitfalls in my journey.