About

I come from a military childhood. I come from well-educated parents. My grandparents were artists, lawyers, and a colonel. My aunts and uncles are educators, nurses, engineers, lawyers, and administrators. My DNA says I have roots within Syria. My soulmate saved me and she’s amazing…

Basically, “I’ve made it”.

I’ve made a career out of solving problems with immediate returns at the cost of my own self development. Here on out: here to help, here to play in the mud, and hopefully helping students find their way of working in this complex overly complicated world.

My academic backstory

Aquaculture and #BlueTech

Working with researchers at VIMS, we are exploring how we can leverage on-the-edge compute with existing XR technology and readily available COTS IOT solutions to help accelerate the aquaculture community.