My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduated from High School in 2002 and had to choose what to do next.
Decided to go to college to get an English degree.
Switched my major to computer science after being in school for four years.
Graduated with a CS degree in 2011.
Entered the workforce as a developer.


Web Developer

I develop websites.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Building Things

Day to Day

I program, which means that I break down large tasks into small logical steps, then break those small logical steps down into a language that the computer can understand. On a daily basis, I write new code, test existing code and meet with my team to discuss what needs to be done.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

If you have a passion for programming, feed that passion. Program every day. Learning to program is exactly the same as learning a language. The more you write code, the more you think about what you want to do in terms of code. Like learning a language, it's easier when you're young. So, if you're young, and you already know you want to program, don't wait for college. Start now. There are plenty of free tutorials online geared toward children.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I put pressure on myself to pick one thing to do with my life, despite the fact that I have a lot of interests that I'm passionate about."

Challenges I Overcame

Social Anxiety