At a young age, I found myself drawn to technology and the interesting facets of all its many working parts. While I would admit I happened upon the broad world of technology accidently, I quickly turned my curiosity into a purposeful pursuit.
I began my trip into the tech world by learning Adobe Flash and AS3. It was here where I found my introduction into computer programming, design, and animation. From that point on, I continued to dabble in many different programming languages and took small ventures into different design projects.
Starting around 2009, I began to learn Java for Android Development. I followed the growth and design changes of Android over the years and believed that learning to develop for Android was well worth my time. I still believe that to this day. I have developed several Android apps and find myself constantly thinking of the next development opportunity.
Going to a small private high school (Sterling Classical School) allowed for the opportunity to advance my academic platform over that of other schools as well as allowing me the time to work full days during the week alongside my academic studies as my high school was based on a university schedule. I began working part-time over the summer at Dell first as an intern at the age of 15 and then a full employee at the age of 16. These combined opportunities are unique and served me well in establishing my footing for future pursuits both academically in college and professionally in areas of interest.
Currently, I am continuing to work on multiple personal projects as well as those professionally. I believe the best learning comes from doing and that one can only sharpen their skills if they are being used. Whether it is a new/more efficient way of doing something or taking away an innovative concept, every project can offer something new and worthwhile to me. I take a personal interest in everything I do, as I believe that's how one can grow in wisdom and talent.