I’m an optimist, a pragmatist, and a problem solver. I believe that people fundamentally want to do good and that technology can be used to drive positive change. However, I ground my optimism in realism. I try to learn about different backgrounds and perspectives so that I can understand which critical issues need to be solved and the barriers to enacting change. As both an engineer and designer, I can approach complex problems from different angles, break them down into more manageable subproblems, and then synthesize these pieces into a deliverable solution.