I'm a Seattle transplant who moved to the Twin Cities over eight years ago. Pizza,
coffee shops, biking, and public transit are some of my favorite things. I talk to
everybody, love connecting people, and am very active in the community. Friends joke
that after living in Minnesota for 6 months, I knew more people than they did, and they
grew up here.
Professionally, I'm a software engineer and entrepreneur. I started my career as a data
analyst before teaching myself how to code, and my entrepreneurial pursuits include
founding a real-time transit app and an anonymous job matching service. Technically,
I'm perpetually thinking up new side projects and business ideas, then experimenting to see
if they've got potential. This led me to start an event series to help Minnesotans
make new friends, and also to create a community for aspiring and less-experienced
I'm passionate about making the tech community more welcoming and inclusive, and also
helping folks find the right jobs and career paths that fit them best. I have a strong
bias for action and am motivated by impact - there's nothing more validating to me than
hearing someone appreciates something that I've done or built.