Miscellaneous photos taken during my existence
Although much of my time is spent studying the sciences, I am also interested in the visual & performing arts, social justice, and human health. Much of my spare time is spent in the gym, rock climbing, cycling, hiking, or just exploring.
I am a motivated, full-time student in the College of Natural Science and Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. There I spend most of my time as an undergraduate research assistant in the Biogeochemistry Lab and as a resident assistant.
E.O. Wilson called the 21st century the Century of the Environment. Our research focuses on the Norse Vikings in the Eastern Settlement (Østerbygden) and their demise durin the mid 15th-century. Climate is believed to be the driving force of this population crash; however, evidence to date does not conclusively link human populations to local climate conditions. We use organic biomarkers (molecular fossils) to accurately reconstruct a model relating temperature, hydrology, and human occupancy. Other projects include the paleoclimate reconstruction of Lake El'gygytgyn, a lake dating back 3.6 million years ago that has not been glaciated.
In 2012 I graduated from CRLS. I built websites and mobile apps (see below), designed promotional material, instructed courses at the Harvard Extension School, and started my own business (a technology service & education non-profit organization called Digital Independence). In my free time I audited computer science courses at Harvard and MIT, experimenting with my own app and website ideas.
The no-hack volume panel replacement with music controls, themes, and more.
The text clock widget that you actually have to read.
WP7 scientific calculator with themes & history.
The no-hack custom status bar, with a modern UI.
The no-hack, highly-customizable, MIUI-inspired, battery bar.
The Android 4.0 ICS calculator, for any device.
Universal notification-count icon widget for all apps & launchers.
Wallpaper with current weather and an animated paper forest.
Simple, modern, and stylish analog clock widget.
Analog clock widget with multiple, Holo-UI faces.
Effortless status bar center-clock for rooted users.