Beginning in 2011 I pursued a BS in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. As a part of the College of Creative Studies I had a strong emphasis on theory and primary research. In the summer of 2013 I interned in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Lab researching the Quark-Gluon Plasma of high energy nuclear physics. This work led to a paper published in Physics Review Letters (Ref: arxiv.org/abs/1405.2612). In my senior year I worked with professor David Berenstein at UC Santa Barbara modeling black holes in matrix theories. My work during this time culminated in a paper in the Journal of High Energy Physics (Ref: arxiv.org/abs/1506.01722v2).
In January 2016 I joined the Operations Optimizer team at Silver Spring Networks, Inc. Our group designs and implements methods to analyze high frequency reads and events from smart meters in the utility space. Through my work in this group I have been exposed to the IoT space and the numerous opportunities beginning to open up in the industry. This work is what made me excited about the field of data science and I am excited to further broaden my interests and experience through the I School.