Hello, I'm Dash - a software engineer living in San Francisco.
My passion for software engineering stems from my love of math, logic and problem-solving. As a homeschooled child, I chose to focus much of my time on learning programming and participating in math competitions. Computer science theory (aka math) is beautiful but I have come to find more fulfillment from using that theory to make useful tools.
When I learned to make apps for iOS in 2009, I fell deeply in love with the operating system and development style. During college, I created an app or two of my own and also had the opportunity to build apps for Digifit and Rebos. I now work as a Software Engineer on the Health & Fitness team at Apple in Cupertino.
I earned my B.S. in Computer Science in 2014 from UCSB's College of Creative Studies. My education has always been self-directed and I firmly believe that all people should have access to free education tailored to their learning style. I have extensive experience tutoring math and computer science to students of all ages and aspire to someday become a classroom teacher. As an educator, I am particularly interested in helping build confidence in students who are struggling with their coursework or experiencing imposter syndrome in their field.
In my hometown of Santa Barbara, I helped found Bonfire Collective, a group working to open a worker-run cafe and bookstore. I moved to San Francisco in Summer of 2014. I now help run Double Union, a feminist community center + makerspace in the city. I also started the SF Feminist Book Club. In my free time I like to run, bike, read, craft, garden & fight for a more just world.