I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and grew up in Brownsburg. I started programming computer games using Scratch in 6th grade and started to teach myself Python in 7th grade. From there I started the computer science club at my high school and would teach my classmates how to program during lunchtime since my school did not have a computer science program. After high school I was accepted to the Purdue honors college to get a degree in aerospace engineering. Soon I realized that this career path would not bring me joy so I switched my major from engineering to economics, since economics has a much more tangible impact on our lives and society. During my last two years at Purdue I worked as a teaching assistant for Economics where I designed and built a grading suite which could automatically organize and grade student’s homeworks. I also worked as a research assistant designing and building software for running behavioral economics experiments in the Vernon Smith Economics Laboratory.