About

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I lead the development of the software platform at Spring Discovery, where we're using novel computational approaches combined with great science to discover therapies for aging and age-related diseases. Our mission is to extend healthy human lifespan and dramatically reduce disease.

At Spring, my primary focus is on building machine learning infrastructure and software to serve both computational researchers and biologists, empowering the team to decode the vast amount of data produced by our high-content, high-throughput drug screens. You can get a feel for our technology here.

Before Spring, I was at Khan Academy, where I joined as an intern and left a few years later as a Senior Software Engineer and Engineering Lead.

In my time at Khan Academy, I hopped around the stack, contributing to the mobile native, web, and mobile web products, and writing code across the front-end and back-end. For the last year or so of my time there, I helped lead the Independent Learning team, responsible for the cross-stack ownership and development of Khan Academy's self-directed learner offerings. It was an incredible, and incredibly rewarding, experience.

In between the two, I spent time at Cedar, a healthcare technology company based in New York City building software for hospitals and other healthcare providers. At Cedar, I operated as both a full-stack engineer and a forward-deployed engineer, working closely with our clients (e.g., hospitals) to integrate with the Cedar platform.

I studied Computer Science at Princeton University, graduating in June 2015 as the student in top academic standing in my major. In my four years at Princeton, I interned as a software engineer at Microsoft and (surprise)Khan Academy.

My academic interests have shifted over time, from functional programming (I've done research under Professor David Walker), to machine learning, to computational linguistics (my senior thesis on noun compounds was advised by Professor Christiane Fellbaum). Today, I'm focused on learning as much as I can about the healthcare space (a relatively new interest) and building software (a somewhat older one).

I try to write, though I don't publish as often as I'd like. My blog posts have been featured in Python Weekly, JavaScript Weekly, on the front page of Hacker News, and elsewhere.