Hi, I'm currently a student at UCBerkeley, studying math and computer science. Last spring I hiked the Camino de Santiago trail in northern Spain and then traveled with my family. Before that, I spent the fall working for Adjoint, I've also worked at the Broad Institute and at a small cafe called Tealuxe (no longer open). I graduated from high school a year early, after 3 years of "homeschooling" - part-time classes at my high school, Harvard, and Tufts. I grew up near Boston along with my younger triplet sisters and my brother. :P
Resume + Contact
Email me at aospam01 [at] gmail [dot] com. I put my spam account here to avoid web scrapers, and I check it.
Soft rock or indie
Brazil, Dr. Strangelove, Do the Right Thing, It's A Wonderful Life, American Beauty, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Secret of Roan Inish, Good Will Hunting
Homeland, House of Cards, Twin Peaks, Mad Men, Fleabag, Game of Thrones, Broad City
- The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
- Armchair Economist: Economics & Everyday Life by Steven E. Landsburg
- Foundation by Isaac Asimov, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and 1984 by George Orwell
- Wild by Cheryl Strayed
- Justice: What's the Right Thing To Do? and What Money Can't Buy by Michael Sandel
- A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
- Just and Unjust Wars by Michael Walzer
- Prisoner's Dilemma: John von Neumann, Game Theory, and the Puzzle of the Bomb by William Poundstone
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Working on Cryptography
I recently worked at a startup called Adjoint, I focused on implementing cryptographic protocols in Haskell. I learned about Bulletproofs and Arithmetic Circuit Compilers. Adjoint uses a private, permissioned blockchain for their financial technology products. Adjoint's website is here and the public projects on GitHub are here.
Semi-related blog that I like: A Few Thoughts On Cryptographic Engineering.
Volunteering for the
Panama Jazz Festival
I'm volunteering part-time during Fall 2018 for Patricia Zarate Perez, the Executive Director of the Panama Jazz Festival. I assist her with logistical planning, coordinating artist information, the event website, and other various projects. I'll travel to Panama City in January and February as a volunteer during the festival, and so I'm learning/practicing Spanish this fall.
Camino De Santiago
0.5*Camino del Norte + Camino Primitivo = 923km
The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James is an old network of pilgrimages leading to the shrine of Saint James the Great in Santiago de Compostela (though, I didn't do it for religious reasons). I hiked the less-travelled route through the mountains and cities on Spain's northern Coast. Starting from the Biarittz airport in southern France, I walked along the Voie Littorale to Irun, where I followed the Camino del Norte until Oviedo, where I switched to follow the Camino Primitivo through the Picos de Europa to Santiago de Compostela. After exploring Santiago, I hiked 5 more days to Finisterra and Muxia on the west coast, where my hike ended. I met amazing people from across Europe and parts of Asia and South America, learned lots of Spanish, improvised sign language, camped in my new friends' tents, learned extensive blister care, 923km total. The most important part of it was slowing down and enjoying time alone.
Will add photos eventually.
MetroHacks is a student-run nonprofit that promotes STEM education through the form of hackathons.
It was founded in 2016 and is one of the few high school hackathons in New England. This past school year, I led the team as we hosted MetroHacks Women and MetroHacks III.
You can find our website here.
Boston Air Quality Project
Harvard Institute for Applied Computational Science
What's in the Air? Using Mathematical Models to Predict Boston Air Quality
A project created in the summer of 2017, aiming to consolidate air quality data, create accurate statistical models of air quality, and increase data literacy and public knowledge.
Read our paper for more information: Boston Air Quality Project Final Paper
Check out the interactive map here: Interface
A Few Things I'm Doing During My Gap Year:
Hi friends and family, here are some photos from my gap year. I plan to add more activities to it soon. :)
Graduation - June
Math Conference in Princeton - September
My friend and I attended the Vladimir Voevodsky Memorial Conference at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. I got to meet many wonderful people, was exposed to new areas of mathematics, category theory, algebraic geometry, topology, homotopy type theory, and computer proof assistants, and learned how category theory can explain functional programming (which I'm using at work at Adjoint). :)
Visiting London Adjoint Office - October, November, and December
Photos from trips to Adjoint's London office!
Haskell Pub Quiz - December
From the London Haskell Meetup Group's holiday pub quiz.
Watching Prime Minister's Questions - December
I reserved tickets through U.S. Embassy to sit-in on Prime Minister's Questions during one of my trips to Adjoint's London office. It was right around when the Tory party triggered the vote of no confidence in Theresa May and the negotiated Brexit deal was being voted down. It was a great time to visit! We also stayed for a debate over EU-UK immigration (second photo).
Homeschooling in Panama Conference - January
Photos above are from the Homeschooling en Panamá community and conference.
Volunteering for the Panama Jazz Festival - January
Photos above are from living in a dormitory in Panama City and volunteering for the Panama Jazz Festival.
UniMath Workshop in Birmingham, England - April
I had the opportunity to learn about and practice using proof assistants and the UniMath library, a formalization of mathematics into Coq code using univalent foundations. It was very hard but very interesting - it pushed me to use my developing functional programming skills, understanding of abstract algebra, think of mathematical structures as types, and do some simple math proofs backwards.
Hiking the Camino del Norte in Northern Spain - May and June
Note: this map image doesn't belong to me.
See the tab for the Camino de Santiago.
Morocco and France - July
My sister was studying Arabic in Morocco during June, after she finished her program I met her and my mom in Rabat and explored Morocco for two weeks. After that, we road tripped up mid-Europe with our dad and siblings.