Currently, I am senior member of CAIRO lab at CU Boulder, advised by Professor Bradley Hayes. I also helped co-found a technology startup called Lightning in a Bot, which developed the Shoppy Bot product, a novel reporting software for ecommerce businesses.
In the summer of 2007, I left my home state of Massachusetts and moved to California to attend the University of California - Santa Barbara. After graduating in 2011 with a B.S. in Biopsychology, I was fortunate to be hired by QualTek Molecular Laboratories where I worked for three years as a research scientist. During my time in CA, I developed a keen interest in neuroscience and an obsession with computing technology and theory. I also co-founded of Lightning in a Bot, Inc with a good friend. We got our start as a natural language UI-driven business analytics company and expanded to custom software development. Running a company was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, but I knew I wanted to learn more about computer science and about technologies designed to work with human beings. I made my way to Boulder, Colorado and started my PhD in Robotics / Human-Robot Interaction.
I love to mountain bike. While I enjoy road cycling, gravel, and cyclocross, mountain biking is absolutely the most fun thing in the world.
I recently picked up snowboarding a couple of years ago, but it gets more and more fun each season. The views in the CO mountains are unreal.
I also enjoy cooking, playing bass guitar, watching movies, and Boston sports.