I was born in Spokane, Washington, attended University of Washington for undergraduate and graduate school. I built my own electric car around when I was 16, and this project served as a catalyst for my educational interests in college. During my undergraduate years, I studied electrical engineering with a focus on power electronics and battery management for electric cars as well as analog audio circuits and digital signal processing. Additionally, I was an early researcher in autonomous driving using multimodal deep neural networks. I also developed various AI driven apps and software in startup type environments. For graduate school, I joined the UW Ubicomp lab where I researched novel health sensing on mobile devices. My thesis was on sound based lung function testing. I continue to do this type of research at Google Health.