I’m currently building Inkwire and teaching computer science at West Oakland Middle School.
My current passions lie at the intersection of technology and education reform.
I care about young people developing the skills and tools they need to be their best selves.
Worked closely with Professor Dan Garcia at UC Berkeley in faciliating and teaching an introductory computer science designing to increase access to computer sciences to students traditionally underrepresented in the field.
While completing an M.Ed at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, I spent a year embedded at High Tech High Chula Vista (HTHCV), seeing project-based learning at its finest. Here are some of the projects I did while there.
Helped launch a new school in Oakland. Worked closely with the founding team during its planning year to define its model, gain charter authorization, and recruit its initial group of students.
In collaboration with a few peers, made my transition from tech into education through a self-directed, project-based learning of the education system by visiting schools, reading research, and designing our own school model. See more here: http://understanding.education
Spent a summer interning at Khan Academy. See my blog about my experience here.
I worked with New York Times-bestselling author Ramit Sethi on the growth team for his online education platform; using engineering to help his courses reach a larger audience.