I am a computer scientist, software engineer, and cartographer based in Berkeley, CA. My passions lie at the intersection of programming languages (PL), human-computer interaction (HCI), data visualization, and geospatial technologies. I currently spend a lot of my time researching and working on programming tools for data journalists, Earth and climate scientists, and social scientists.
I also believe place shapes every part of who we are. These are the places that have shaped me.
What I'm Up To
I'm currently a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at UC Berkeley, advised by Professor Sarah Chasins. My research focuses on using novel techniques from programming languages and human-computer interaction research to build useful and usable programming tools for data journalists, climate researchers, and social scientists. Previously, I worked with the wonderful and talented folks at Formidable, where I contributed to their open source work. Check out some of my recent contributions.
- Sep 2022I submitted the first paper of my Ph.D. to the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems!
- Sep 2022
I passed the Programming Systems Preliminary Exam at UC Berkeley! A summer of studying culminated in an hour of questions on static and dynamic dispatch, symbolic execution, and axiomatic semantics.
- Apr 2022
I gave a talk at the Programming Systems Seminar at UC Berkeley discussing early findings from my need-finding study with users of geospatial data.
#2244: Ensure features property is typed as MapGeoJSONFeature on MapLayerMouseEvent and MapLayerTouchEvent.
Forked maplibre/maplibre-gl-js into parkerziegler/maplibre-gl-js
feat: add resume and make social icons more prominent
Tools I Work With
I love everything about the Web and spend most of my days working with these lovely languages and tools.