I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria where I lived until February 1989. My family moved to Zimbabwe and then in 1995 to New Zealand where I went to high school. I came to the US in 1999 to study at Swarthmore College. I spent the 2001-2002 academic year studying abroad in Paris. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science in 2003 I worked at StreamSage Inc. in Washington DC until starting at the University of Pennsylvania in Fall 2004. During the summer of 2007 I was an intern at TrialPay in Mountain View, CA and during the summer of 2008 I was an intern at Bank of America in New York. I graduated from UPenn in 2010 and have since been working at Google Inc. in New York.