Essays

A Journey of Resilience

The Beginning Back in 2001, while still in high school, I had an internship at the state governor’s cabinet, which had a staff of around 300 people. I fixed computers and printers, installed Windows, set up networks, and so on. Then, at the beginning of 2003, the governor’s term ended, and my internship was ending…

Infinite Possibilities

The 1980s were a veritable playground for anyone who could gain access to what was quickly becoming one of the most coveted inventions of all time: the computer. No longer the size of a refrigerator, innovations from companies like Tandy, Commodore and Apple made personal computers a reality and, like so many others, I couldn’t…

Isolated and Intrigued

I’m not sure if I even belong here. That’s what I think to myself most of the time. I’m constantly waiting for the day when the conversations get so deep that everyone realizes I’m an outsider. Who knows if that day is destined to come? It probably won’t. But that is how I think sometimes….

Finding Your Place

When Topher contacted me about HeroPress project, he didn’t sound confident about me. He asked what I am passionate about, and what I want (no, MUST) tell others. I thought — “I had a moment like that, let me tell him something”. Here I am. Let me tell you something. Six years in two words I was…