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. My concentration is in chemistry, although I have taken just as many courses outside of the sciences as I have for my major. There I spend most of my time as an undergraduate research assistant in the Biogeochemistry Lab and as a resident assistant in the Creative Expressions (Van Meter/ Butterfield) dorm cluster.
Renowned Harvard biologist 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 during the mid 15th-century. Climate is believed to be a major factor in this population crash; however, evidence to date does not conclusively link human populations to local climate conditions. Our technique utilizes organic biomarkers (molecular fossils) to accurately reconstruct a model relating temperature, hydrology, and human occupancy. I also work on the reconstruction of the paleoclimate of Lake El'gygytgyn, a sediment record dating back 3.6 million years ago.
In 2012 I graduated from CRLS. During that time, I learned to build websites and mobile apps. Leveraging these skills, I instructed courses at the Harvard Extension School and even 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. For all twelve seasons, I ran track (indoor & outdoor) as well as cross-country.
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.
Universal notification-count icon widget for all apps & launchers.