All things website

Clotho 3.0

Front-end Engineer
Jun 12 - Sep 14
Berkeley, CA

Primary front-end web application developer for Clotho 3.0, a UC Berkeley-affiliated synthetic biology software project, best described as a flexible, distributed, and powerful database & automation platform. Java Server with multi-language support and MongoDB. AngularJS front-end. Recently entered partnership with Autodesk’s Cyborg.

  • Angular
  • GitHub
  • Grunt
  • Webstorm
  • MongoDB
  • Java
  • Bower
  • Compass
  • Python
  • Facebook API

Synthetic Biology Trails

Front-end Engineer
Feb 14 - Sep 14
Berkeley, CA

Built on top of Clotho, Synthetic Biology Trails is the world's first online education hub focused on genetic engineering. An emphasis was placed on ease of content creation, simplicity in leveraging Clotho functionality.

  • Angular
  • GitHub
  • Grunt
  • Compass
  • YouTube API


Wordpress Developer
Jan 14 - Present
Mountain View, CA

Developed Customer Resource Center, a highly customized Wordpress-based knowledge base for bay area startup specializing in customer success and reducing churn; it was the first online destination site for customer success best practices. Next, designed event page for their 2014 Pulse Conference, and aided in the 2014 redesign of their site and full migration to Wordpress from Drupal.

  • Wordpress
  • PHP
  • jQuery
  • Apache
  • Rackspace


Apr 06 - Present
San Diego, CA

Took over development in 2006, independently learning development through the process, and maintaining the site and server since. At its peak, a focus on SEO moved our site to #2 on Google when searching 'audio books', and advertising revenue streams brought in gross monthly revenue of several thousand dollars.

  • Rackspace
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Shell
  • Google Adsense
  • Google Affiliates
  • Amazon Affiliates
  • Commission Junction
  • iTunes Affiliates
  • Audible API


Web Developer
Jun 12 - Jun 14
Berkeley, CA

Built a simple, custom website for a renowned San Diego Radiologist, with a custom CMS built into the site.

  • Angular
  • Firebase
  • Bootstrap
  • Google Maps API
  • SCSS
  • Grunt
  • HTML5

The Sumba Foundation

Web Developer
Aug 11 - Feb 14
Sumba, Indonesia

The Sumba Foundation does humanitarian work in Sumba, Indonesia, raising over $2 million in the 10 years it has been operational. Designed two iterations of their website, the first on ExpressionEngine, since replaced by a custom-designed site driven by Angular. Aided in designing the site of their Australian subsidiary, and fundraiser event pages.

  • ExpressionEngine
  • Angular
  • Google Maps API
  • Google Maps Engine

Scripps Translational Science Institute

Lab Tech + Content Manager
May 11 - Jan 13
San Diego, CA

Taken on board as an intern in the summer of 2011 under Dr. Eric Topol, author of the Creative Destruction of Medicine, I worked in the STSI lab largely isolating DNA samples, but also assisting in various projects predominantly centered around sequencing and genotyping. During the summer and since, I have assisted in developing their website, keeping content up to date, and in designing their intranet.

  • ExpressionEngine

Access Scientific

Lab Tech + Content Manager
May 11 - Aug 11
San Diego, CA

Worked as an intern at this small-business biomedical start-up in California, which designs extended-dwell PowerWand catheters. I was involved in several projects over the summer, including interfacing with suppliers, device testing + quality assurance, and updating their website.

  • Open-source
  • HTML5


I love food

Andres Castro Arms

Head Cook
Aug 11 - Aug 13
Berkeley, CA

I spent three years at UC Berkeley living in the student coops, a student-run, democratic organization of its 1000+ members. I cooked a 5-8 dish dinner each week for 70 people, many of whom are vegan, using local and sustainable produce.

Bertrand at Mr. A's

Chef Intern
May 09 - Aug 09
San Diego, CA

I interned at one of San Diego’s finest French restaurants. In the kitchen of 15-20 people, I did basic prep, prepared appetizers, assisted in cooking components for dishes, and plated dishes. Meals averaged to $100 per head.

Kitchen on Fire

Sep 09 - Aug 11
Berkeley, CA

I volunteered here sporadically, helping teach cooking classes in a variety of topics from Thai Cooking to Knife Skills.


The overflow section


Apr 08
San Diego, CA

Helped edit former teacher Kenneth Martin’s Vesuvius: Two Letters by Pliny the Younger. ISBN-13: 9781257232383, acknowledgement page 81.


Where I learned things

UC Berkeley

Aug 08 - Dec 12
Bachelor Bioengineering - GPA 3.55
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Material Science
  • Biomaterials
  • Biotechnology Lab
  • Biology of Cancer
  • Neuroscience
  • Biomechanics
  • Intro to Nanotechnology
  • Physiology for Engineers
  • Drug Development
  • BioMEMS Lab
  • Introduction to Computational Biology
  • Synthetic Biology Lab
  • Medical Ethnobotany
  • Food Microbiology
  • Diet & Brain Function
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Stem Cells & Tech
  • Genetic Devices
  • Database Management
  • Perspectives in Entrepreneurship

University of Copenhagen

Jun 10 - Aug 10
Subject: Danish

Hong Kong University

Jan 12 - May 12
Subject: Science