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Get to know me!
—ChatGPT & Me
I bring a rich blend of analytical prowess and human-centered insight to the realm of AI and computer science. I am a graduate from the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics where I delved deep into the nuances of international vaccine supply chain dynamics, influencing the US CDC's approach to vaccine distribution. My foundation in pure mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, offers a testament to my rigorous analytical thinking. My career isn't defined by academic accolades; my contributions at Apple and PayPal and the support of colleagues represent a professional who is as much a team player as an innovator. Behind the algorithms and numbers, my ethos revolves around leveraging technology to create meaningful, lasting impact in the world.
From the tender age of three, when my first painting "IUI" was unveiled to the amazement of my preschool teacher, art has been the rhythm of my soul. Over the years, I've dabbled in an array of mediums, from the richness of oils and pastels to the tactile allure of ceramics. Recently, my artistic endeavors have been enriched by the wonders of Generative AI models, particularly Midjourney, refining my own unique prompt engineering craft. To me, art isn't just a pastime—it's a spiritual journey and a testament to the belief that beauty should be interwoven into everything we create.
In the ebb and flow of life's dynamics, I find myself drawn to both social engagements and moments of stillness. My interactions with others are imbued with a genuine enthusiasm for connection, yet I deeply value the quietude that fosters introspection. My creative journey is underpinned by a foundation of timeless values: honesty and the inviolable nature of agreements. Life, for me, is best appreciated when adorned in simplicity, a philosophy I carry across all facets of my existence. I'm endlessly inspired by the harmony of nature, the boundless realms of creativity, the precision of science, and the profound calm of focused endeavors. My exploration into Generative AI mirrors this sensibility, favoring a clean, digital illustration style. A prime example is a self-portrait I recently created with Midjourney, capturing the serene contentment I derive from focus and an appreciation for life's inherent beauty.
Born and cradled amidst the tranquil breezes of Santa Monica, CA, I've always found my identity deeply intertwined with the Californian ethos. My academic journey led me to the serene coasts of UC Santa Cruz, where the intricate world of pure mathematics captured my intrigue. Delving into my lineage, courtesy of 23&Me, I discovered a rich tapestry of heritage that spans from the Germanic English landscapes, the vast stretches of Russian Siberia, the historical realms of North African Egypt, to the vibrant terrains of Sub-Saharan Africa in Rhodesia. Deep within this lineage lies a legacy of nobility and valor—my 22nd great grandfather, Robert the Bruce, the pioneering King of Scotland. His undying spirit of peaceful autonomy and a deep-seated respect for diversity echo in my heart. Those keen on his legendary tale can immerse themselves in the portrayal of his life in the Netflix film, "The Outlaw King".
Venturing into the realm of Machine Learning long before its zeitgeist moment, I found myself at the LA data science meetup, witnessing the emergence of pioneering tools like Pandas and Scikit-Learn. At the esteemed RAND Corporation, I architected the data warehouse that fortified the security upgrade program of Los Angeles International Airport. My journey continued at the Rubicon Project, where I innovatively employed Machine Learning in trust and safety. Apple saw me spearheading AST 2, a pivotal hardware testing and diagnostics platform utilized globally by their adept technicians. With PayPal, I birthed Paige, an avant-garde suite of deep learning tools designed to bolster productivity. My inventive streak continued at Amazon with the inception of Alexa Together, a revolutionary tool designed to support remote caregiving. During the introspective days of the pandemic lockdown, ensconced in the serene surroundings of Eden Locke in Edinburgh, with a sweeping view of the Kingdom of Fife, I conceived Cynthia. A culmination of years of expertise, Cynthia is the epitome of high-performance AI productivity, with its vision set on enabling effortless AI integration for Small and Medium Size Businesses (SMBs) worldwide, redefining e-commerce Search and Discovery.
At the core of my being lies a robust framework of values, principles that guide every stride I take. I envision a world steeped in social responsibility and ecological conscientiousness, where we act as diligent custodians for Mother Earth and all her treasures. Harmony, peace, and happiness, not only for our generation but for those to come, are ideals I relentlessly strive for. I ardently advocate for workers' rights, believing in the perfect equilibrium between AI advancement and safeguarding human rights. It's imperative to me that corporations don the cloak of fairness, ensuring their employees are not just numbers but respected contributors, deserving of equitable pay and recognition. An illustrative episode of my commitment to these principles was my nomination as the class representative in a class-action lawsuit against Amazon. During the unprecedented times of the pandemic, while the world adapted to working from home, I stood up against Amazon's oversight in compensating its employees for their work-from-home expenses. This endeavor wasn't just about reimbursement; it symbolized my relentless quest for workers' rights, fair compensation, transparency, and the intrinsic purity of the human spirit.
In every transaction, every exchange, and every interaction, I see the shimmer of a win-win horizon, and I ardently chase this equilibrium. Through Cynthia, I've architected a portal into the future—a realm where the Davids of the business world stand on an equal pedestal with the Goliaths like Amazon and Walmart. My foresight stretches beyond mere commerce, painting a world where artists and creators breathe life into their imaginations, unhindered, weaving them seamlessly into the fabric of everyday lives. But more profoundly, I envision a harmonious existence—a symbiotic dance between humans and nature, with artificial intelligence as the maestro. This AI is not just smart but virtuous, elevating our innate human ethics to design an egalitarian and conscientious society. Cynthia embodies this dream, aiming to democratize the power of ethical AI for countless enterprises. My vision transcends borders and sectors, striving for a reality where AI is not just efficient but also benevolent, sustainable, and in unison with our world's heartbeat.
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