Always exploring

always learning

Always exploring

always learning

Always exploring

always learning

Always exploring

always learning

entomology
en(t)əˈmäləjē - the scientific study of insects

I have been studying the taxonomy and evolution of small flies in the family Phoridae for over a decade. Along the way, I have traveled extensively and performed fieldwork in some of the most biodiverse places on the planet.

Dohrniphora and Apodicrania feeding on termites in Costa Rica

Most of my research is focused on describing new species of flies that parasitize millipedes, but I've also been involved in a wide range of other topics, including zooarchaeology, taphonomy, biodiversity, evolution, and ecology.

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My interests in programming started in high school making games in QBASIC and Visual Basic with friends.

I drifted away from programming toward the biological sciences and entomology in particular, but while in graduate school, my interest in programming restarted.

I began learning to program on my own until I recently enrolled in a computer science post-bacc program, where I have greatly expanded my concept of the word "bug".

Currently, I am most interested in web and cloud technologies and API design and testing. I enjoy tinkering with layout, design, and interface to optimize usability and enjoyability for the user. But most importantly, I am looking for challenging work and the opportunity to build a product that is people find useful.

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