I live at the intersection of art, law, and tech. I'm a Digital Service Expert at the Pentagon focused on modernizing cyber warfare tactics and training. I'm a law student shaping the future of internet policy. I'm a Co-Founder of the porn production company Queer Church where I write, direct, and act. Scroll down to learn, contact me for more.
Pizza Roles | Writer, Director, and Actor | August 2017
Inspired by my experience in the corporate diversity cult of glossy marketing photographs; recently accepted into Dan Savage's HUMP film festival.
You've Got Tail | Executive Producer and Actor | September 2016
An erotic short touring internationally, most recently at Frameline (largest queer film festival in the world).
Co-Founded | Chief Operating Officer | September 2016 - Present
Danny Tayara and I co-own this queer porn production house.
Board of Directors | Director | January 2017 – Present
I support and develop Seattle's preeminent queer film organization.
Screening Committee | Member | January 2016 – Present
I evaluate films for the TWIST and Translations film festivals.
Othello Quartz Festival | Organizer | July 2016
Community art festival in South Seattle funded by 'Arts in The Park' grant from the city. I helped plan the layout and screen artist applicants.
Erasure | Video DJ | November 2015
I collaborated on decay-rebirth themed visuals synced to live music.
Gay City Open Mic | Host | October 2015, January 2016
I facilitated an open mic with Gay City (an STD testing non-profit that also hosts art shows) to make a space for new queer/trans voices.
QTONE | Program Director | September 2015
Shorts festival focused on queer filmmakers of color. We screened to 200 people and were picked up by Three Dollar Bill Cinema's TWIST festival.
Established Board | Operations Coordinator | June 2015 – July 2016
I assisted in drafting the constitution and bylaws for this Seattle queer/trans arts organization. In my tenure on the board I dealt with logistical issues including banking, taxes, and outreach.
Digital Services Expert | July 2017 – Present
I'll spend my tour embedded in the Department of Defense, bringing my cutting edge private sector knowledge to the government.
Software Engineer | July 2013 – March 2017
I focused on user safety through improvements to the malicious-website detector, in the design of the OculusVR multiplayer platform, and by expanding user expression through custom gender. I was promoted from junior level engineer (E3) to senior (E5) within my first 2 years.
Seattle Diversity Coordinator | January 2015 – April 2016
I founded this volunteer position to advocate for underrepresented groups in technology by organizing social, recruitment, and educational events.
Software Engineer Intern | May 2012 – August 2012
Thanks to my work, users save one second per link click.
B.S.E. Computer Science | August 2009 – May 2013
Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Undergraduate Student Research Assistant | May 2011 – May 2013
I chased down botnets for Professor Michael Bailey using ISP data in the Network and Security Research Group.
Instructional Assistant for EECS 280 | May 2011 – December 2011
I taught a discussion section and helped write exams for a class of ~250.
Software Developer | September 2009 - April 2011
I developed an in-class quiz system that worked via txt message and website.