I think and write about technology and society. Sometimes I build things too. Things I’m currently pondering:

I graduated in 2022 from MIT with a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in computer science. I’ve also dabbled in economics and philosophy. Right now I’m advocating for minimal security standards for benchtop DNA synthesizers, with the support of SecureDNA. You can find my complete thesis here, the thesis-based paper I submitted to AIES here, and a blog post I wrote summarizing both here.

In the past, I’ve been a data research analyst at the wonderful Center for Security and Emerging Technology, a researcher for the Metagovernance Project, a policy intern at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and a researcher at the MIT Computational Cognitive Science group.

Intellectual influences of mine include Elinor Ostrom, Nadia Aspourahova, and David Chapman. I am deeply grateful to them and their mutuals for inspiring me and shaping my worldview.

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Things I love (and which you should try if you haven’t):