I moved to Arizona in 1990. After graduating from Mountain Pointe High School, I earned concurrent bachelors degrees in mathematics and microbiology from Arizona State University, an M.S. in microbiology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a Ph.D. in physics from Arizona State.
When I completed my Ph.D., I continued working at ASU as a Research Scientist in the now reorganized High Performance Computing Initiative. In that role, I co-developed and co-taught a graduate level course to help students in non-computer science fields use supercomputers and large scale distributed storage and computation in their research.
I eventually left ASU and worked on web development with a few friends, and later started Roambotics, a personal-robotics company. We are working on an ambitious project that is still in research and development, but we formed a spin-off, Noir.Lighting, Inc. where we are applying some of the technologies we developed in smart light switches (think: Nest for lighting).
I have long been politically aware and over time I have become increasingly active. I worked hard campaigning for Bernie in the 2016 primary, and later for Hillary in the general election.
There are a great many things wrong with our country today, and I believe that if you see a problem and you can do something about it, you have a moral obligation and duty to do so, so I am running for Congress, and otherwise trying to move things in the right direction.