I’m a New York native with a ceaseless interest in culture and engineering. I graduated from Webb Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. The maritime industry kickstarted my penchant for pairing work and travel — I was a boat shop apprentice in the Chesapeake bay, cadet on a trans-Atlantic chemical tanker, naval architect for Seattle ferries, hydrodynamicist for Naval vessels in Groton, and water desalination analyst in Israel.
I then left the industry to study innovation, supply chain management, and mechanical engineering at MIT and consequently pivoted to the world of high tech, specifically the manufacturing and assembly of prototype devices in China.
In the San Francisco Bay area where I currently reside, I enjoy being in nature, watching films, and reading historical fiction and long-form journalism. In Shanghai, when not in the factory, I’m jamming on the violin to classic rock, blues, jazz, and Chinese folk music in the cafes and bars of the French Concession. Occasionally there’s time for a side trip to Japan or beyond.
Enjoy my observations, and please share your own. If you have comments, questions, or want to say hello, please contact me at: [my first name] + [dot] + [mit] + [at] + [gmail] + [dot] + [com]
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