I make a living as a data scientist, kind of a mathier version of a software developer. I specialize in natural language processing and it's application to cognitive sciences. It's really cool math, which I'm still deeply chuffed that I get to do everyday. I also like playing around with artificial neural networks and bioinformatics research. The nerd is strong with this one.
When I'm not mathing for my bread, I perform as a stand-up / actor here in NYC. You may remember me from my break-out role as 'Scowling Guard #4' on Legend of the Seeker. I've since gone on to talk on film, which is good fun. I've had the chance to train at American Comedy Institute, National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney), and Barrow Group Theater. Improv performance has my heart, I was an ensemble member with one of Pan Theater's (Oakland) house teams when I lived on the West Coast. There aren't many rushes I've found like being on stage. I'm also getting used to being behind the camera, which is adding a completely new dimension to how I understand film. Plus I get to play around with an entirely new bunch of technology.
In my once-upon-a time, I was a Navy cryptologist (where I picked up Arabic) and I spent a few years as an Analytic Lead for the Department of Defense out of Ft. Meade. Studied at Fordham University (B.S. Physics) and GalvanizeU (MS Data Science), I'm currently splitting my time between NYC and Boulder while trying to get used to all the fresh air in Colorado and the fact people let you cross the street here. Also blues dancing. All the blues dancing.