Work History

Hardware Test Lead

Apple Inc.

Cupertino, CO, July 2020-Present

    • Responsible for time=0 hardware quality testing, ensuring Apple customers have the best possible out of box experience with our products

    • Collaborate with internal and external teams to define product test plans focusing on product quality while keeping CapEx and OpEx impacts low

    • 30% international travel to factory assembly/test lines to oversee production

    • Communicate hardware testing status to executives

    • Optimize coverage, flow, and test times

    Released products: iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 14 Pro

SSD Firmware Test Lead

Micron Technology

Longmont, CO, July 2017-July 2020

    • Firmware test lead on enterprise SSDs (NVMe 1.3/1.4)

    • Focus on the Flash Translation Layer (FTL)

    • Project management using JIRA and Confluence, scrum lead, Python test infrastructure and design, firmware failure debug/triage, code standards enforcement, pre and post-submit test automation using Jenkins

Test Process Lead

Seagate Technology

Longmont, CO, July 2011-June 2017

    • Test process lead on a high capacity, business class hard drive.

    • Work with factory in Thailand to test and manufacture HDDs (including travel 2 months/year)

    • Manage cross functional meetings, make code changes, and manage the process for a hard drive.

Research Assistant

University of Colorado

Boulder , CO, May 2010-May 2011

    • Actively researching other work in the field of Formal Verification / Model Checking.

    • Currently pursuing invariant generation methods, especially in the context of hybrid systems verification.

Teaching Assistant

University of Colorado

Boulder , CO, Fall 2009-Spring 2010

    • Teaching two Computers as Components labs.

    • Responsible for teaching Motorola 68k assembly language, meeting with students, and holding regular office hours.


Research Assistant

Montana State University

Bozeman, MT, Fall 2007-Fall 2009

    • Worked with Dr. David Dickensheets to investigate membrane materials for deformable membrane mirrors.

    • Responsible for research, development, fabrication, and testing of the Optical MEMS devices.

    • Learned standard clean room processes and proper use of lab equipment, as well as how to perform independent research.


Teaching Assistant

Colegio El Pilar

Valencia, Spain, Fall 2006-Spring 2007       

    • Taught English to students aged 11-15.

    • Responsible for facilitating oral exams.

    • Provided private English lessons to one of the students.



Sandia National Labs/CA

Livermore, CA, Summer 2006

    • Developed XML based file format for Turbulent Non-Premixed Flames data.


SPOT Presenter

Space Public Outreach Team

Bozeman, MT, Fall 2005-Spring 2006

    • Traveled to schools in Montana to teach students about NASA Mars missions.

Teaching Assistant

Montana State University Dept. of Modern Languages

Bozeman, MT, Fall 2004

    • Assisted professor in teaching Spanish 101.

    • Held weekly review session, graded homework and exams, met with students outside of class when requested.