I grew up in the small town of Bow, NH, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with bachelor's degrees in information technology and philosophy. I work at Bottomline Technologies as an Associate Solutions Architect, where I design and integrate banking solutions for financial institutions. I'm an entrepreneur at heart and founded two EdTech startups. ecoText's mission is to become the ultimate collaborative learning tool while delivering affordable digital textbooks to students. I helped the company raise over $160,000 in funding. In high school, I founded Triumph Software to launch a professional development management tool, Loggit. The app has since served over 500 educators across New Hampshire and tracked more than 100,000 professional development hours. When I'm not tackling challenging problems, I enjoy adventuring, staying physically active, and building deep interpersonal relationships while pondering my place in the universe.