My passion is creating and theorizing at the intersection of technology, human rights, and climate change. I have a non-traditional academic background that has given me a unique approach to life. I have a GED (passed at 16 years old), an A.A. (Seattle Central Community College), a B.A. (University of Washington), a J.D. (Seattle University School of Law), an MSc (University of Oxford), and an LL.M (UC Berkeley School of Law).  I am a member of the New Hampshire Bar, Vermont Bar, and the Washington DC Bar.

Since I was a teenager, I have been a hobbyist hacker. Now, I am a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Certifications in the infosec industry provide assurance to employers and others in the industry that a certain level of technical proficiency has been met. These certifications demonstrate that i’m an expert in the field.