I was born in St. Louis where I attended Saint Louis University for two years. With an overwhelming number of possibilities for the future, I used the next couple of years to gain work experience while I considered my career path. I moved to Pittsburgh in 2015, and shortly thereafter started taking classes at Pitt. I began studying computer science and haven't looked back. I have a diverse set of hobbies, including video games, math, pixel art, dogs, blues guitar and harmonica, and the local punk and hardcore music scenes. As a lifelong athlete, I still enjoy swimming and tennis in my spare time.