I chose to attend a small, intense, liberal arts college because I love to learn. Every new approach is a chance for improvement; every new idea is a budding paradigm.
Critical thinking becomes more important, not less, as the amount of accessible information grows. To take that data and turn it into knowledge — that's a worthwhile endeavor.
At the end of my life, I want to look at the world and see it changed, for the better, by the work I've done. I hope to do truly useful things, to make things that I am proud of.
A little more about where I grew up, how I ended up here, and what I did between then and now.
My resumé, articles that I co-authored, and articles I've appeared in.
A post about how my experiences at Swarthmore were invaluable during my summer 2014 internship at Nest on the Algorithms team (we figure out how to make the smart products smart).