I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology as part of the Class of 2016. I am now studying Computer Science as part of the Turing Scholar Honors Program Class of 2020 at the University of Texas - Austin.
I have lived in eight states, and traveled to over 25 countries in five continents. Throughout my travels I've tried surfing, para-gliding, biking, hiking, sand-boarding, dune-buggying, flying, roller-coastering, snorkelling, scuba-diving, sailing, and jet-skiing. I also rock-climb competitively and recreationally.
I interned at the MITRE Corporation, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, during the summer before junior year and the summer before senior year. I was a paid technical computer science intern in the Federal Aviation Administration Department.
The first year I created and analyzed the performance of various call-sign identification algorithms and conducted natural language processing research on over 12,000 air traffic controller transmissions into the use of prefixes before call signs by air traffic controllers.
The second year I expanded my NLP work to over 25,000 transmissions and analyzed the use of separators between runway identifiers and clearances. I culminated my research by expanding the strict language model used for the Closed Runway Operations Prevention Device (CROPD) to boost the accuracy of the speech recognition engine.