I currently work at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, under the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. I work on ESnet, a high-speed, dedicated fiber network that supports scientists and researchers working in energy and climate. I am a computer systems engineer, building tools to automate network deployment and configuration.

Prior to Berkeley Lab, I was with the Data Science CoLab at UCSF, part of ImmunoX. I was a senior software engineer, building and scaling a data library that enables biologists to explore, analyze, and visualize different types of biological data.

Prior to UCSF, I worked at the DXtera Institute, part of the Strada Education Network, as a senior software engineer. My projects included data warehousing for inter-institution data exchange and next-generation learning management platforms.

Previously, I worked at MIT Open Learning, as a senior software developer. My projects focused on technology-enabled, outcome-based education (also known as competency-based or skills-based), where learning is measured against mastery of skills, instead of seat-time. I worked with faculty and instructors to experiment with different technologies, such as dashboards to provide insights into student performance, enhancing the outcome-tagging capabilities of Open edX, or providing outcomes-oriented content management.

Through various projects, I have collaborated with the Open Learning Initiative at Stanford University, the Open University of Catalonia, the Research Center for Applied Science and Advanced Technology (IPN Querétaro), Quinsigamond Community College, Arapahoe Community College, and various MIT faculty.

If you want to learn more about my projects or are interested in collaboration, feel free to reach out.

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