Researcher at the MIT Center for Civic Media
May 2016 - present
Dec 2015 - present
Working on network measurement.
Software Engineer Intern at MongoDB
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Worked on the core server team to build a log redaction feature in C++.
Software Engineer Intern at Twitter
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
Built an HTTP service in Scala to increase user engagement.
Software Engineer Intern at Nextdoor
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Worked on the reporting and analytics service, as well as the new user experience (NUX), using Node.js, Express, JavaScript, Amazon Redshift, Django, HTML/CSS.
December 2016
Resulting thoughts from summer conversations on technology platforms' obligation to experiment publicly, especially for interventions that engage with significant risks to our safety and civil liberties. Mentioned in Fast Co.Design.
August 2016
Contributed to a workshop report on online harassment.
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Semester paper studying the policymaking and governance structures of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), a voluntary and open group that standardizes Internet protocols.
May 2015
A bot asking all the important questions (with a couple of contributions from human friends), using JavaScript, Node.js, HTML/CSS.
Apr 2014
A music queue client, to interface with a Mopidy server.
For hallmates to queue up and play music on communal kitchen speakers, using JavaScript, Backbone.js, Mopidy, HTML/CSS. The speakers are connected to a raspberry pi, on which Mopidy is running.
Jan 2014
A place for MIT students to let out all their feels, and to keep track of and analyze personal and community emotional state, using Meteor, JavaScript, MongoDB, HTML/CSS. Demo video.
Web Programming Competition 2nd place, Audience Choice.
Dec 2016
Helped plan and teach a talk on simple, low-effort, high-impact computer security tips.
Presenter for SIPB Cluedumps: Using PGP
Oct 2016
Helped plan and teach an intro to PGP workshop, and ran a key signing party.
Jan 2016
Designed and taught an entrepreneurship workshop at a high school in Amman, Jordan.
Teaching Assistant for MIT 6.UAT Oral Communication
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Helped lead recitations, gave feedback on assignments.
Teacher for MIT ESP Splash
Nov 2015, Nov 2016
Classes taught: 'Talking about Art, Gender, and Sexuality', 'What is Systems Theory?', 'Functional Programming in Haskell'.
MIT GTL Instructor at Tullio Buzzi
Jan 2015
Taught computer science at a high school in Prato, Italy, for one month, as a participant in MIT GTL.
Designed and taught introductory web development lessons and exercises, covering HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, HTTP, MVC, Node, Express, MySQL, AJAX. One JavaScript/jQuery exercise is a game involving clicking cookies .
Course Staff Assistant for edX/MITx 6.041x Intro to Probability
Feb 2014 - May 2014
Answered questions from students on the online forum.
MIT 2016-2017 IAP (January)
  • HLS-2728 Internet & Society
MIT 2016-2017 Fall
  • 6.829 Computer Networks
  • IDS.131 Statistics, Computation and Applications
MIT 2015-2016 Spring
  • 6.035 Compilers
  • 17.000 Political Philosophy
  • 21M.423 Conducting and Score-Reading
MIT 2015-2016 Fall
  • 6.858 Computer Systems Security
  • STS.082 Science, Tech, Public Policy
  • 24.192 Language, Information, Power
  • 18.03 Differential Equations
  • 6.UAT (TA) Oral Communication
MIT 2014-2015 Spring
  • 6.824 Distributed Systems
  • 6.831 User Interface Design
  • 6.046 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • 6.UAT Oral Communication
  • 21M.605 Voice and Speech for the Actor
MIT 2014-2015 Fall
  • 6.814 Database Systems
  • 6.170 Software Studio
  • WGS.301 Feminist Thought
  • 14.01 Principles of Microeconomics
MIT 2013-2014 Spring
  • 6.033 Computer System Engineering
  • 6.036 Intro to Machine Learning
  • 15.053 Optimization Methods in Mgmt Sci
  • 21M.302 Harmony and Counterpoint II
MIT 2013-2014 Fall
  • 6.005 Software Construction
  • 6.02 Intro to EECS II
  • 6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis
  • WGS.101 Intro Women's and Gender Studies
MIT 2012-2013 Spring
  • 5.111 Principles of Chemical Science
  • 6.004 Computation Structures
  • 6.006 Intro to Algorithms
  • 6.042 Math for Comp Sci
  • 18.06 Linear Algebra
MIT 2012-2013 Fall
  • 6.01 Intro to EECS I
  • 6.S082 Public Speaking Practicum
  • 7.012 Intro Biology
  • 8.02 Electricity & Magnetism
  • 24.900 Intro to Linguistics
March 2016 - May 2016
Photo series capturing friends in their rooms, exploring their relations to spaces in which they've both actively built and passively collected identities over varying ranges of time.
some more photography
Since August 2012.