Software Consultant & Developer
If I were not a software developer, I would be a violin maker. I love the process of turning raw materials into something that is beautiful and functional. While I may not be carving and shaping wood to form the body of a violin during the day, the same level of craftsmanship exists in building software. Here at the beginning of my career, I strive to bring a high level of quality and craft to the work I do by learning all that I can from the highly skilled Atoms who surround me.
I graduated from Hope College in 2018 with a B.A. in Computer Science and joined Atomic with the third group of Accelerators a couple months later.
At Hope, I helped develop an iOS app that is used to help teach personal finance to students with cognitive disabilities. Additionally, I spent nearly a year interning at Collective Idea, a consultancy in Holland, Michigan, building my skills as a developer and consultant.
During my time at Hope, I also had the opportunity to spend a semester in Southern Oregon with the Oregon Extension where I lived on a mountain in rich community, read books, and thought deeply about the hard questions of life. For my final semester, I went on a 90-day kayaking, sailing, and backpacking expedition in New Zealand with NOLS, an outdoor leadership school, where I went inside once and showered just two times.
If I am not at work, you can find me outside with my hands covered in dirt, running (slowly), biking, swimming, reading poetry or playing cello.
Sigma Xi Research Award | 2018