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  • Strategy and execution focused, seeking small teams where I can have a big impact and fill gaps across an organization.
  • Experience which spans model building, backend engineering, data warehouses, and machine learning pipelines.
  • Strong track record of deploying high-impact compliant machine learning models for a variety of business applications.
  • Experience with a wide variety of modeling techniques: tree-based ensemble models, neural networks, hierarchical bayesian models, regression, and ruin-and-recreate optimization problems.
  • Proven system architect: high-throughput backend APIs, data warehouses, ELT pipelines, and ML pipelines.
  • Developed and deployed extensively in Python, SQL, C and Rust. Experience with C++, Go, JavaScript, Ruby, Fortran & R. Maintained CI pipelines, canonical docker images, and contributes to open source python (papermill & matplotlib).


Staff Machine Learning Engineer, Platform

Discord – San Francisco, CA - August 2022 to Present

Building belonging and enabling effective data science and machine learning teams for Discord.

Principal Machine Learning Engineer

CloudTrucks – San Francisco, CAMarch 2021 to June 2022

Building a back-office for independent truckers and small trucking companies – joined at 35 folks, and worked on a bit of everything, from devops to optimization problems.

Principal Data Scientist

Bitly IQ – San Francisco, CAAugust 2019 to March 2021

Built products to leverage anonymous Bitly link data into insights around consumer demand.

Senior Data Scientist

Even – Oakland, CA – Acquired and became One – Founding member of the data teamMarch 2018 to August 2019

Even creates financial tools for those living paycheck to paycheck. I built models, data warehouses, and cashflow simulators.

Data Scientist

LendUp – San Francisco, CA – became Mission Lane in 2018July 2017 to March 2018

Bootstrapping a Credit Card business for Americans with poor credit histories, by providing a fair product and treating people well. I was effectively an underwriter, creating credit scoring models for folks with bankruptcies.

National Science Foundation Research Fellow

University of California, Santa Cruz, University of California Observatories, and Lawrence Livermore National LaboratorySeptember 2012 to July 2017

I developed operational and real time software for a research facility adaptive optics instrument at Lick Observatory and demonstrated the use of a predictive Kalman filter to correct for wind errors on a 1kHz adaptive optics system.

Fulbright Research Fellow

Foundation for Scholarly Exchange and National Central University Graduate Institute of Astronomy – Zhongli, TaiwanSeptember 2011 to June 2012


PhD, Astrophysics, University of California Santa Cruz, CA – July 2017
Advisor: Claire Max. Thesis Topics: Predictive Control for Adaptive Optics, Gas Dynamics of Nearby Galaxies

BA, cum laude, Physics, Pomona College, Claremont, CA – May 2011