I spent most of my childhood immersed in the world of music and performance. In high school, I attended a music conservatory, where I studied with virtuoso Albert Markov. He ingrained in me a meticulous attention to detail. In college, I traded my violin for a MacBook and formally majored in human-computer interaction. I spent many weekends at hackathons. Hackathons were my safe place to dream up ideas and realize them as quickly as possible. In the middle of my senior year, one of these weekend hacks evolved into a startup. Inc. Magazine named it one of America’s Coolest College Startups.

If there’s one thing I learned at school, it’s that it’s okay to play at the intersection of a lot of disciplines. That’s where the most fun is happening anyway.

I’m currently an interaction designer at Google in New York City.