I'm Jeff, an educator and a programmer who spends a lot of time thinking about how to enrich peoples' lives through technology.

about me

I completed my early education in Glendale, and then at Loyola High School. After graduating from Claremont McKenna College in 2011, I enlisted with Teach for America and taught high school chemistry and computer science for the next 8 years.

During my career I've been fortunate to learn from a number of brilliant folks. Through them I've discovered how to design learning experiences, develop digital curriculum, and bring my own ideas to life with code.

Today I spend my time writing software, curating educational materials, and applying data science techniques to intriguing problems. If you're interested in chatting or grabbing a cup of coffee, contact me. I live in Santa Monica and rarely turn down free caffeine.

my Work

During my career as a teacher I've worked with a variety of partners on a range of issues in education. I've served on the Bill and Melinda Gates Teacher Advisory Panel, taught the first two summers of Karlie Kloss' Kode with Klossy JavaScript courses, and participated in BetterLesson's first Blended Learning master teacher program.

For the last half of the decade I've worked for organizations promoting access to high-quality education in the computer science sector. Since 2015, I've been an instructor for Upperline School of Code in New York, designing and teaching summer session courses in software engineering, data science, and machine learning. In 2017, I also built Upperline's teacher training and onboarding platform that is still in use today.

In 2018, I served as the principal designer on the Google team that published the machine learning and cloud computing pathways for Google's Tech Dev Guide. My work here ties heavily into my interests to curate freely available content into easy-to-use learning guides.

Currently employed by The Walt Disney Company doing mostly data engineering, content recommendation, and data visualization.

If you're interested in working together in any of these disciplines, please get in touch.

tHis siTe

This site is created using Gatsby.js and was built using the Gatsby advanced starter.

All styling is done using a combination of css variable designations based on the structure from the codyhouse front-end framework and custom generated styled components. Code highlighting is a derivative of dank neon prism highlighting.

Media is entirely self-generated besides the beautiful unDraw svgs that are used throughout the site.