About Me

I am a full-stack web developer, linguist, and Zen student.

I work mainly with Ruby on Rails and Yeoman, and I have experience writing HTML/CSS, Javascript, jQuery, and most recently AngularJS.

I have a passion for finding new ways of using technology to bring people together in the real world and interact with their environment differently.



A fun new way to find your personality type, visualize your personality space, and compare it with your friends!



(Work in Progress) A location-based app which connects people interested in having in-person conversations about cultural topics such as literature, philosophy, and art.


Queer Quote

Built for outLoud Radio at the Hack 4 Queer Youth hackathon (2nd place), it is an media player widget which syncs transcripts with Soundcloud audio, then lets users capture quotes as stylized images and share them to social media.



A map-based app which integrates bike accident data and helps cyclicsts and commuters to warn each other about hazards on streets and bike paths.




University of California, Berkeley, May 2011
B.A. Linguistics
Université Lumière Lyon 2, Fall 2010
Immersion Program - Linguistics


Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, WordPress
Javascript, jQuery, Coffeescript, AngularJS
Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, HTML5, CSS3, Sass, Haml
GitHub, Heroku, Rspec, SQL, Search Engine Optimization


Web Development Immersive Student, Fall 2013
General Assembly San Francisco

  • Completed a 12-week intensive course in full stack web development based mainly on Ruby on Rails, including topics such as test-driven development, Git, responsive design, and front end frameworks.

Social Media & Office Manager, March 2013 - September 2013
Treasure Island Museum Association

  • Keep track of donations and finances and maintain a member database
  • Coordinate official correspondence for the organization, postal and email

Sales & Marketing Associate, May 2012 - February 2013
The Magic Theatre - San Francisco

  • Handling ticket and subscription sales and managing subscriptions over the phone, in person, and via email
  • Creating and maintaining financial records, patron rosters, and communication logs

Marketing & Communications Lead, June 2011 - Present
Hartford Street Zen Center - San Francisco

  • Designed, set up, and maintain a new WordPress-based website utilizing social media plug-ins and Search Engine Optimization, including Google Analytics
  • Designed a new logo and marketing materials for the organization using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop


Phonetics Lab Research Assistant, July - December 2011
University of California, Berkeley - Linguistics Department

  • Setting up, executing, and recruiting subjects for experiments in speech perception for research funded by the National Institutes of Health
  • Running experiments using E-Prime software and analyzing statistical data using the R command line program

Syntax Research Assistant (to Prof. Line Mikkelsen), Spring 2011
University of California, Berkeley - Linguistics Department

  • Compiled and analyzed syntactic data from document archives into a publicly searchable XML database with over 100 detailed entries
  • Research presented at conferences around the world, including at Stanford and the University of Copenhagen


French - fluent, lived in France and Belgium for 6 months
Japanese - 4 years of formal study, including 3 university semesters
Picuris Northern Tiwa - reconstructed the lexicon and grammar of a dead Pueblo Indian language by analyzing a body of texts in a seminar course


Zen Buddhism ☸ Critical Theory ☸ Literature ☸ Ecology ☸ Urban Design ☸ Trombone
Figure Skating ☸ Yoga ☸ Snowboarding ☸ Hiking