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 2023
I gave my talk Supporting Data Journalism through Compilers for Visual Inputs at Strange Loop 2023, the final Strange Loop. I also had a blast meeting the Ink & Switch and tldraw folks, having wonderfully too-long dinners and too-late nights, and learning about everything from concatenative stack-based programming languages to how GitHub code search works to supporting dynamic program analysis in VM design.
- May 2023
My talk, Supporting Data Journalism through Compilers for Visual Inputs was accepted to Strange Loop 2023!
- Apr 2023
I presented our paper, A Need-Finding Study with Users of Geospatial Data, at CHI 2023. Check out the pre-recorded talk, watchthe teaser, or check out the slides!
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Tools I Work With
I love everything about the Web and spend most of my days working with these lovely languages and tools.