I am a technologist and tinkerer currently located in Urbana, Illinois pursing a PhD in CS at UIUC .

While much of my career has been focused on building AI/ML systems for natural language processing and information understanding systems(IR, IE, etc.), my passion is in making solutions which make people more productive.

I was born and raised in Mexico City, got a BS in CS at RPI, MS in Computational Linguistics (CS focused NLP) at UW and have worked at many tech firms along the way.

Outside of work my family and I make wine, ferment food, surf, kiteboard, camp, and renovate houses.