1. When did you join the Segmed team and what were you doing prior to joining?
I joined the Segmed team on November 14th, 2022 and before joining Segmed I worked as a Full Stack Engineer in a med-tech company called Ezra which focused on cancer screening.
2. Can you give us insight into what your day to day looks like?
Right now it looks like I’ll be helping add features and fix bugs on the Insight product. As a Full Stack Engineer I find that I tend to spend about 40% of my time fully understanding the problem that I’m working to solve and about 60% of my time writing code or poking around in AWS consoles to actually solve it.
3. What are you most excited about at Segmed?
The culture seems fantastic and I’m excited to be a part of such a great team! I also think the space is super exciting and will enable a lot of life-saving innovation. At my last company we were blocked from submitting a completed product to the FDA because of a lack of data but Segmed saved the day!
4. Where have you lived? What has been your favorite place and why?
I was born in Virginia but moved to Las Vegas before I can remember anything! I grew up in Las Vegas and attended elementary and middle school there. During the 2008 crash my Ma and I moved back to Virginia since work was hard to find in Las Vegas. I lived most of the 2020 lockdowns in Nicaragua which was a great experience. I came back to the US to find work but I would love to live in Central America again.
5. Do you have any book recommendations?
Tons! Recently I enjoyed all of Nassim Taleb’s books, especially “Antifragile”. I would recommend “Zero to One” by Peter Thiel, “Hacking Growth” by Sean Ellis, and Kim Scott’s “Radical Candor” for anyone working in tech. On the fiction front I would strongly recommend “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi and “Lila” by Robert Persig, both of which are extremely eye opening.
6. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I read quite a lot and play a good bit of chess. I’m always hanging out with my partner, Autumn, and our dog, Professor Spoons. I pretty actively invest in cryptocurrency, stocks, and am learning about farmland investing. I love to learn and take a lot of courses on the weekends. Basically, I’m a huge nerd :)