Currently leading content relevance efforts at Pulse, a mobile news application that elevates daily media consumption to foster informed discussion for millions of users. Previously 2 years as a Ph.D. student at UC Davis with emphases in applied statistics and computer science and 5 years as a researcher, using machine learning techniques, natural language processing, and network analysis to make sense of large-scale data sets in political communication (e.g. news, tweets, blogs, etc.). Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Quantitative Biology & Bioinformatics. 10+ years experience architecting and implementing highly scalable software solutions in academia and industry.