Welcome! I'm an engineer and I love solving problems.


My background

Things that make me tick - working on thoughtful products that solve real problems. I'm currently an engineer at Gusto, the people platform - Gusto provides payroll and benefits for small businesses. I also work on a product called Swaay that's focused on reducing polarization and toxicity in online discourse. Finally, I help startups like Skinary and Krikey with their mobile apps. Previously I was recently a Senior Software Engineer at LinkedIn for 5 and a half years, and a Software Engineer at Wolfram Research for 1 year and a half. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I got a M.Sc. from the Computer Science department. I worked in the Motion Strategy Lab with Steve LaValle. I also graduated from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics.

I'm Jamaican, but I've moved a lot, so my accent is kind of a chameleon and people get confused. That's because they haven't been stuck in a car when I have genuine Jamaican road rage.

I'm a huge geek. Harry Potter was my gateway drug, which led to harder substances like Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Marvel. I'm still trying to figure out how to get to Wakanda.

I have a younger sister, Gabrielle Taylor. She's cooler than me, recently graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Computer Science, and is a software engineer at Carbon Five.

Finally, I love food. So much so that my old blog, "Nuh likkle bickle", was from a Patois (Jamaican Creole) phrase that roughly translates to "Not even a little food" or "I expected food a lot better than that".


I want to invent. Create. Dream. Make music. Dance. Write. Have a positive impact on the world.