I studied physics and computer science at Caltech (B.S. 2018). I am currently a Senior Software Engineer on the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team at Academia.edu - but my background is overall that of a generalist, with experience spanning aspects of cloud infrastructure to full-stack web development.
Member of the Site Reliability Engineering team. Ensure reliable and efficient operation of the site (proactive arm of work), as well as respond to incidents through on-call rotation (reactive arm of work). Primary recent focus has been optimization and modernization of the data layer, in particular our PostgreSQL databases. SRE team member since Q3 2019, SRE team lead and Senior Software Engineer since Q2/Q3 2021.
Member of the Core Product team, the team in charge of growing and maintaining engagement among monthly active users. Deliver improvements to site features such as the News Feed at all layers of the stack, using technologies from React to Ruby on Rails.
System adminstrator for servers used by Blacker House at Caltech. Maintained and added features to site and services. Assisted Caltech Information Management Systems and Services (IMSS) in resolving network security issues and student issues with Caltech's email or web services.
Worked in a small team to improve part of the LIGO data analysis pipeline. Evaluated regression methods and tuned hyperparameters to predict properties of merging binary black holes.
Delivered proof of concept module demonstrating an improved fitting routine using Gaussian Processes and Decision Trees.
Fixed bugs and added features to simulation code (written in C) to simulate instrumental behavior of the Planck satellite. Added a python front end.
Determined event rules and coordinated with other volunteers for the Game On event in the Science Olympiad competition for high school teams. Gave informational presentations at workshops for coaches.