CS & Math
@ K-State

I study Computer Science and Mathematics at Kansas State University and plan to complete both degrees in Fall 2018.

During my time at K-State, I have organized two iterations of Hack K-State, started a Web Development Club, made my first skydive (then 450+ more), became president of the Parachute Club, and served as an officer for the Association for Computing Machinery.

I've also traveled more than 1,500 miles through campus on my electric longboard.

Some of my favorite courses:

  • CIS 490 - Intro to Big Data Analytics
  • CIS 560 - Database System Concepts
  • MATH 725 - Math of Data and Networks I

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Skydiving

Since May 2015, I have made more than 450 jumps, gained multiple USPA instructional ratings, and earned my FAA Senior Parachute Rigger certificate.

I most enjoy instructing students and filming first-time tandem jumpers, but high-performance canopy piloting is a close third.

In this photo, I'm throwing a barrel roll at 70mph above Abilene, KS on my 100 sqft Skylark Odyssey.

As the President of the K-State Parachute Club, I've had my hand in just about every aspect of the business. Customer service, marketing, web design, instructing, freefall photography, BS (bureaucratic stuff), graphic design, you name it. Above all, I am comitted to making our club and our sport as safe as possible.

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Music

"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before." - Leonard Bernstein

I began piano lessons at the age of 4 and have played ever since.

While at O'Fallon Township High School, I played tuba for 4 years in the Wind Ensemble and Marching Band under the direction of the incredible Dr. G (bottom right). I'll never forget the musical opportunities I've had made possible by the OTHS band program, especially our Wind Ensemble performance at Carnegie Hall.

Although I am not currently playing in any ensembles, I enjoy practicing piano. High on my list of pieces to learn is Grainger's piano solo arrangement of Rachmaninoff's Concerto #2 in C Minor.

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