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About Me

Work #

I am currently a software engineer at SpaceX in Redmond, WA working on Starlink, a global low-earth-orbit satellite Internet service. I’m passionate about ubiquitous global connectivity, and am excited to work towards a world where everyone can get a performant, reliable, and affordable Internet connection should they desire it.

Previously I was a graduate student at the University of Washington (“U-dub”) affiliated with the ICTD Lab and Prof. Kurtis Heimerl. My PhD research focused on Community Cellular Networking with an emphasis on the challenges of implementing and sustaining Community Cellular networks in the 4G and 5G era. I received the Borriello Fellowship in 2016, and a 5-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2018. Through my work at UW I got the opportunity to travel significantly and deploy community cellular networks both within the US and abroad. I was one of the developers on, and now the current maintainer of, our lab’s suite of tools for deploying and operating community cellular networks (the CommunityLTE project, CoLTE).

Before UW, I was a member on the embedded dsp/mac team at TrellisWare Technologies. There I helped design and implement the TSM-X waveform’s medium access control protocol, optimized the power utilization of the legacy TSM waveform, and developed a new “Position and Location Information” (PLI) subsystem (among other projects). I have also had the opportunity to intern with the Project Loon backhaul software team and the National Instruments Rio hardware team.

Me Personally #

I am a human being. I enjoy learning about the world, meeting people from different cultures, building tools, taking photographs, hiking, bike riding, reading, trying new food, and traveling. My primary language is English and I speak some Spanish. I tend to use emacs, but know how to get around vim. I went to undergrad at Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA and currently reside in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Other Stuff #

You can find a PDF version of my resume here.