I came to GCA as a Software Developer because I believe that our reliance on the Internet for communication demands constant efforts to maintain its safety and accessibility. Having a positive impact on the global community of Internet users and facing the challenges that may come with it are well within my interests and consistent with GCA’s mission.
My previous experience has helped shape the way I approach this work. At one point, I was pursuing academia, studying both mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. The creative and strategic skills developed from those studies play a significant role in my personal approach to development, especially when working with large sets of data.
The best part about working at GCA is seeing talented people come together to facilitate positive change. It is inspiring to see this team’s efforts toward providing much needed solutions for mitigating cyber risk.
What is your favorite quote?
Therefore he who lives under the guidance of reason will endeavour to repay hatred with love, that is, with kindness. Q.E.D. – (Baruch) Benedictus de Spinoza
What is the best meal you ever had?
Early in 2020, I had a tofu breakfast burrito delivered to my house. Perhaps it was the nostalgia of the breakfast tacos from a taco-stand I frequented as a kid colliding with that of the over-priced “street tacos” I was coaxed into buying through college, but I remember enjoying that burrito so much so that I waited patiently to order a second one the next day. Unfortunately, it was that next day that the kitchen had decided to close due to COVID; a decision that I painfully had to respect.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
I enjoy cooking and reading, but I think more accurately what I enjoy about both of these is learning. With reading, while it’s important to practice media literacy, the information is more or less presented directly to us. Whereas with cooking, there is plenty to learn from reading, but most of the learning comes from moving away from what you’ve read and finding successes between the mistakes.