I’m a 3rd year Computer Science PhD student at the University of Maryland. My work centers around developing theory and algorithms for the analysis of epigenetic data. I also develop new visualization techniques to, hopefully, make my work more interpretable to myself and others. In the past, I've taught computers to gain semantic knowledge from text data at Comcast Labs, discovered new stars at NASA, and studied tuberculosis at RPI. When I’m not squirreled away running code, I enjoy reading and writing weird fiction, picking up and putting down heavy objects in the interest of getting stronger, and playing video games even though I’m probably too old for them. I’m wildly excited to bring my eclectic background to Slate Magazine as I write for them over the summer of 2017.