I am passionate about software and information security. My time is spent wearing many hats, including that of engineer, student, and hobbyist.
I am a skilled software engineer and cybersecurity professional. I currently work for MITRE, but have spent several years building and hacking software in many capacities. As a professional engineer, I am deeply focused on producing quality software through integrating security, reliability, and scalability with the industry’s most advanced tools and technologies to solve impactful problems.
Currently, I am a part-time master’s student at Georgia Tech, where I am studying computer science. Specifically, my focus is in information security and secure software.
In 2021, I wrapped up my undergraduate degree at BYU. There, I studied computer science and mathematics, focusing especially on computer security.
My foremost hobby is learning and experimenting with new technologies on problems I find interesting and relevant to my life. I have a never-ending list of projects to complete and tools to tinker with. In my free time, you’ll find me checking items off said list, fixing up my homelab, experimenting with devops/hosting solutions, designing and implementing software architecture, learning new programming languages, doing CTF challenges, contributing to open-source, and much more.
It may be weird to some that I do the same thing in my free time that I do during work and school, but I believe it simply demonstrates how intensely passionate I am about what I do.
Below is a rough timeline of what I’ve been up to over the past several years.
Continued working at MITRE
Continued studying at Georgia Tech
Spent significant time working on personal projects (see my projects page)
Started at MITRE, a non-profit organization that runs multiple FFRDCs. I work as a software engineer on tactical edge systems.
Started Georgia Tech master’s program (part-time)
Computer Science, computing systems track
Completed PEN-200 (Penetration Testing with Kali Linux)
Currently working toward OSCP
Graduated from BYU
Computer Science major
Research in malware detection and DDoS
Linux club, developers club, competitive programming club
Worked at BYU Internet Security Research Laboratory
Research in 2FA usability
Research in end-to-end encryption
Worked as a Teaching Assistant for CS 465 - Computer Security
Continued at BYU Office of Research Computing until graduation
Modified open-source HPC applications for use in-house
Built HPC software from source
Continued at INL internship, left in the fall
Built tools to increase productivity of system administrators
Designed a user login monitoring system for security and metrics
See this poster for more on what I did
Joined BYU Office of Research Computing
Developed tools for hundreds of users to manage their HPC resource usage
Provided training and support to cross-discipline HPC users
Completed AP Computer Science
Built a Rubik’s Cube simulator
Implemented a custom solution algorithm
Completed high school senior project
Built a mini supercomputer powered by Raspberry Pi
Research in parallel computing
Placed 1st at MAGIC CTF competition
Completed high school internship with INL’s Advanced Scientific Computing department
Conducted programming language performance analysis for HPC systems
Implemented a fluid dynamics parallelization algorithm
2016 and Earlier
Early interest in computing
Baby programming projects (e.g. drawing shapes and designs with turtle, self-teaching with this book, etc)
Tinkering with Linux on a Raspberry Pi
About this website#
This website is meant to serve as an aggregation of what I do with my time academically, professionally, and as a hobbyist. I’ll periodically add blog posts, details about projects I’ve been working on, etc. Also, since I’m a devops/infrastructure fanatic, you may find this site deployed in many different formats over time and potentially down from time to time while I transition between solutions.
These are badges from random websites that I wanted to put somewhere. Think of this section as my digital bumper stickers.
The formatting of this iteration of my website is largely borrowed from Chris Holdgraf’s website