Kayaking on the Potomac

I’m currently working on the Hill, and particularly interested in technology policy and national security. I graduated last year from Stanford, where I studied computer science and public policy.

At Stanford, I worked as a research assistant to Condoleezza Rice, working on her bestselling new book Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom. I spent quarters at Stanford in Washington and Oxford, where I studied at the Cyber Security Centre. Outside of class, I have served as a leader in Stanford in Government and the Stanford Political Journal, and volunteered as a peer adviser for the Public Policy program. I have also led pre-orientation backpacking trips for incoming freshmen through Stanford Outdoor Education, and been a tour guide for prospective students.

Between academic years, I worked as a policy intern at the Sunlight Foundation in Washington DC, where I wrote blog posts and an email newsletter, and researched open government and transparency. Before that, I interned at the White House in the Office of Digital Strategy, at Qualtrics, and on several California political campaigns.

Outside of school, I worked as the training director for the Peninsula Chapter of Amigos de las Américas, a youth leadership nonprofit that sends teenagers to live in communities throughout Latin America for a summer. I was an Amigos volunteer in high school — I spent eight weeks living in working in Las Cabras, Panama.

I was born in Salt Lake City and lived in lots of interesting places as a kid — San Francisco, Durham, NC, and even Samoa — but since kindergarten I grew up on the same sleepy street in the East Bay.