I am a full stack web developer. On the front-end I work with HTML and CSS. On the
back-end I've used PHP and Perl. On the operations side, I've worked extensively with
Debian Linux. I've written Bash scripts to automate tasks, as well as compiled, installed,
and configured software.
I really became a competent developer after working on my pet project,
slowfruit.net, a censorship resistant platform. In addition to writing the code powering the front-
and back-end, I write "pop-privacy" articles, and market the website using social
I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and I really learn best by doing.
Currently, I am interested in copyright law, hip hop music, censorship resistance, Mandarin, global
health issues, and web development.
Learn more about me, my projects, or (if you're up to it!) get in touch.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Studies from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013.
Global Studies, a multidisciplinary major, allowed me to choose classes from a variety of disciplines, which really fit in with my eclectic interests.Study abroad was even a graduation requirement!
During Spring 2012, I studied abroad at Beijing Foreign Studies University. My Mandarin fluency
and understanding of Chinese culture improved greatly.
I fell in love with Beijing, its people, and their awesome accent! Naturally, I
returned to Beijing after graduation to earn my Teaching English as a Foreign Language
(TEFL) certificate from Peking University. I then worked in Shenzhen as a high school
conversational English teacher for a year. Shenzhen, if you're unaware, is a
tech-centric, 30-year old, bustling, migrant city across from Hong Kong in mainland
My unforgettable experiences in Beijing and Shenzhen have shaped my life in many ways, but I am now back in Chicagoland.
Don't forget to check out some of my awesome projects.