I grew up in Washington where I hiked and camped with my family and my boy scout troop and fell in love with nature and the outdoors. We spent many weekends on Lopez Island in the San Juans, skiing in the Cascades and exploring the many beautiful parks Seattle has to offer.
I was extremely lucky to go to a school district where computers were integrated in the classroom from a very early age. I was always very interested in computers and first worked with HTML and python in middle school. I continued to teach myself new tools whenever I got the chance.
In high school I worked on the school newspaper, “The Kolus”, doing layout and design with the Adobe Creative Suite, learning InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. I continued to develop my design skills in college at the school’s newspaper “The Catalyst”.
At Colorado College I studied ecological biology with a minor in computer science. Colorado College’s unique block schedule, where classes are taken on an accelerated one month schedule, taught me to quickly pick up and apply new skills. My school’s diverse academic programs and liberal arts philosophy provided me with a well balanced education that integrated science with the humanities and taught me to rapidly create compelling, science-driven work.