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


My background

I am currently doing an Engineer in Residence at Hustle, working on projects that will hopefully solve communication and civic discourse both at Hustle and on the side - message me if you'd like to hear more about this. I was recently a Software Engineer at LinkedIn for 5 and a half years. Previously I was a Software Engineer at Wolfram Research. 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 most recently, Marvel.

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 Present.

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.