Welcome to my personal site. Some day, in what I hope is the foreseeable future, I will wake up with the energy and motivation to develop a technically astounding, substantively astonishing, thematically unparalled personal web site dedicated to my unquestionably mundane existence.
Until then, you will have to content yourself with this indubitably disappointing promise of a better tomorrow.
To make a somewhat long (and occasionally tedious) story short, I am an attorney based in New York, NY. Before moving to New York City, I lived in Chicago, IL, where I attended The University of Chicago Law School. And prior to that, I was a consultant based out of the San Francisco, CA, office of a large, multinational professional services firm.
I completed my undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!) and hold a BS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and BA in Molecular & Cell Biology (Genetics).
For those strangely not satisfied with the above, you can read more about me and this site here. And, if you really must, the links nearby will take you to my presence on various social networks. But, in any case, be sure to check out the terms and conditions of use for this site—riveting reading, I tell you.
Though it has been many years since I was actually paid to write software, I continue to code on a semi-regular basis. Sometimes the delusions of grandeur overwhelm me and I feel compelled to post the software I have developed online for others to use. You can read about that delusional behavior here.
I have been publishing content—much of it of questionable coherence—on the web for nearly two decades. Nevertheless, my claims to being a published author are rather limited. If reading law review articles is your thing (and, for your own sake, I sincerely hope it is not), you may find the following of interest:
- Comment, From Sense to Nonsense and Back Again: SRO Immunity, Doctrinal Bait-and-Swith, and a Call for Coherence, 77 U Chi L Rev 847 (2010) (pdf).
Below is a list of organizations in which I am presently a member or with which I have been affiliated in the past.
- Timewarp: The CalSO and CalPrep Alumni Group (2010–present)
I serve on the board of directors of Timewarp, the official organization for student and staff alumni of Cal Student Orientation.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters (New York City) (2011–2012)
I volunteered as a big brother in a community-based mentoring program in Manhattan.
- Taproot Foundation (New York) (2011–2012)
I volunteered as a web developer on an engagement to build a website for a New York–based nonprofit.
- The Exoneration Project (2009–2010)
I worked in a legal clinic that focuses on representing wrongfully convicted individuals.
- The University of Chicago Law Review (2008–2010)
I was first a staffer and then an articles editor for a student-edited journal.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters (Metropolitan Chicago) (2008–2009)
I volunteered as a big brother for two years at Ray Elementary School in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL.
- Wine Mess Committee (2008–2009)
I, along with a few classmates, staffed the bar for the weekly law school social.
- Taproot Foundation (San Francisco) (2006–2008)
I volunteered on two separate engagements to help Bay Area nonprofits develop sustainable, effective, and maintainable web sites.
- Junior Achievement (2005–2007)
I taught a class of elementary school children for one hour a week, five weeks each semester.
- DeCal (2005)
I taught a 2 unit seminar on the history of conspiracy theories and The X-Files in Spring 2005 as part of the Democratic Education at Cal program.
- Residential Computing (2002–2005)
I worked first as a Programmer, and then, Lead Programmer during my undergrad years.
- Cal Student Orientation (2003, 2005)
I was a CalSO Counselor during the summers of 2003 and 2005.
- Office of Student Development (2001–2004)
I worked in Academic Services (2001–2002) and was a Resident Assistant at Unit 3, Priestley Hall (2003–2004).
- Orange County On Track (1999–2001)
I worked as a mentor for at-risk elementary school children while in high school.