Education
Harvard University
Doctor of Philosophy, Chemistry. Jan 2013 - May 2016
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduate Studies in Chemistry. Sep 2010 - Jan 2013
University of Utah
Bachelors of Science, Chemistry. Aug 2006 - May 2010
  • magna cum laude
  • ACS Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry
Professional Experience
Software Engineering Highlights (See GitHub account for more details)
Twitter Inc.
Senior Software Engineer, Core Systems Libraries (twitter.com) 2017-Present
Software Engineer II, Core Systems Libraries (twitter.com) 2016-2017
  • Co-maintainer of Finagle, the RPC framework that powers Twitter.
  • Played a key role in migrating Finagle from Netty 3 to Netty 4.
  • Developed key abstractions necessary for migrating core business logic from an internal HTTP framework to Finatra.
http4s A minimal idiomatic Scala interface for HTTP (github.com/http4s/http4s) 2013-Present
  • Coarchitect of the richly typed core HTTP model inspired by Spray.
  • Implemented the native server backend build upon blaze (vide infra) to provide a lightweight alternative to the java servlet backend.
  • Developed the client model and implementation also built upon blaze.
  • Spearheading the exploration of a composable, self-documenting DSL codenamed rho intended to test the limits of the http4s server model.
blaze Asynchronous NIO framework for Scala (github.com/http4s/blaze) 2014-Present
  • Implemented the highly tuned HTTP codecs for both HTTP/1.1 and HTTP/2.0.
  • Designed and implemented core pipeline composition architecture inspired by netty featuring type safety and high performance.
  • Architected the core networking support includes NIO connectors, SSL pipeline transformers, and common utilities such as a tickwheel executor and lightweight actors.
Research Assistant Harvard University, Department of Chemistry. 2010-Present
  • Developed and maintained instrument automation software using open source tools including Python and Qt enabling new experiments.
  • Wrote simulations of complex magnetic resonance spectra using open source tools including Julia, Python, Numpy, and Scipy resulting in fast and flexible tools for magnetic resonance research.
Scientific Research Highlights (See Publications list below for more details)
Research Assistant Harvard University, Department of Chemistry. 2010-Present
  • Employed transient absorption (TA) to study the ultrafast dynamics of peroxide oxidation in a non-aqueous environment.
  • Studied the mechanism of halogen photoelimination using TA and photo-crystallography techniques performed at the Argonne national laboratory synchrotron facility.
  • Developed an expertise in Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) and time resolved spectroscopy leading to numerous collaborations.
Research Assistant University of Utah, Department of Chemistry. 2008-2010
  • Proposed an original research project to study manganese phthalocyanine coordination and redox chemistry for applications as a green redox catalyst.
  • Utilized and maintained laboratory equipment including a glovebox, solvent stills, and a fume hood.
  • Attended a Consortium for Fossil Fuel Science Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
Leadership Highlights
Fire Direction Specialist Utah Army National Guard, B Btry. 1-145 FA. 2002-2010
  • Served in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (December 2003 - April 2005)
  • Served in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (June 2007 - July 2008)
Skills
Technology: Scala, Java, Python, C/C++, Haskell, Matlab, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PostgreSQL, Cassandra, MongoDB, Machine Learning, Hadoop, Spark, Git, Linux, Windows.
Science: Data Analysis/Modeling, Instrument Automation, Electronic Structure Theory, Magnetic Resonance (NMR, EPR), Ultrafast Time Resolved Spectroscopy, Chemical Synthesis, Inert Atmosphere Techniques, Electrochemistry.

Publications