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About Me

I was raised in the New York suburbs about an hour away from New York City. Sophomore year of high school after being addicted to Minecraft I was lucky enough to attend the MakeSchool Summer Academy where I learned how to make iOS games and kickstarted my passion for computer science and design. Fast forward to today I’m currently in my last semester at the University at Buffalo, I’ve designed and developed a multitude of iOS apps and dabbled a bit in web development (check below for my projects!). Soon I’ll be on my way to San Francisco and start working as an Android Software Engineer at Twitter where I’ll create more fun things and help improve the public conversation.

Articles / Publications

Lecture Buddy iOS App:

"Winning app Lecture Buddy streamlines note-taking for students"
- PRNewsWire
"Student creates speech recognition app, highlights keywords in lectures"
- UB Spectrum
"Award-winning app leads to other opportunities for enterprising UB student"
- UpStartNY

Business Competition:

"Computer science students take top prizes in Summer Student Sandbox"
- UB Engineering


"Upstate Hacks 2016 Postmortem - MyCart - Best usage of MongoDB"
- MongoDB

Completed Side Projects

Lecture Buddy

An app that can record a professor's audio and simultaneously translate that audio into text. There are highlighting keywords like 'important' and 'remember' so when they're spoken, it will highlight the sentence they're in. Users can then organize their recordings into folders/subjects like 'English' and 'Social Studies'.

Won SPARK national mobile app contest

Hacker Keyboard

An increasingly fast paced typing game in which the player's goal is to 'hack' 100 contacts from their phone. There is a checkpoint at every 10 contacts hacked. This app was simple and fun to make. It was also an experiment on how popular an app can be with the word 'Hacker' in it.

A website designed to help students, entrepeneurs, and others find talented SUNY University at Buffalo (UB) student developers.

UB Anti-Social Club

A fully anonymous message board exclusively for students at the University at Buffalo to exchange ideas, photos, events, and other campus related information. I created all the designs and the iOS app. My partner and friend Declan Hopkins created the backend and Android app.

Desert Bouncer

A side scrolling game in which the player tries to collect coins inbetween stone walls passing by to survive longer. It increases pace over time and users are allowed to purchase upgrades with their coins.


A color matching game that increases pace over time.

Hacker Outbreak

A 2 player fast paced typing game in which players try to ‘hack’ their opponent’s device. The successful hacker wins trophies to get a better rank.

30,000+ Downloads

Phat & Phresh

An elegent cross-platform rapping/rhyming generator. On iOS, the user can save and delete their generated rap verses. Best used to assist the creation of rap verses. Avaliable on Web, iOS and Amazon Alexa.

Teammates: Liam Gensel, Declan Hopkins, and Peter Gottesman


A smart and simple point of sale solution that allows vendors to use a central database to manage their products and eliminates the need for a cashier and/or cash register. Uses facial recognition technology to identify the shopper’s age, smile amount and gender.

Teammate: Declan Hopkins

Best Use of MongoDB

TV Shopper

A less invasive ad experience, presenting ads/items subtly into your video. Users can swipe to learn more and then add the item directly to their cart through the tvOS app. The companion iOS app displays the cart and once they are done, they are able to check out all of their TV shopped items.

Teammates: Thanasi Stratigakis and Keivan Shahida