I was born in Houston, Texas where I have lived the majority of my life. I attended Texas A&M University where I received a B.A. in political science. Afterward, I lived in Austin, Texas and worked as an intern and policy analyst for the largest state policy think tank in the nation. I realized my path in life lay elsewhere, and I moved back to Houston to pursue a career in software. I graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in computer science, and I currently work as a software engineer.