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Here, I host a collection of musings, reflections, book reviews, analyses, and thoughts.


5 *Lesser-Known* Reasons Why Your First Job out of College Matters

Published 1 year ago

On average, people spend 90,000 hours over the course of their life at work. Why not make the best of that time?

Choosing between Generalizing and Specializing as a UX designer

Published 9 months ago

As designers, do we choose to specialize our skills in a specific field or broaden our range of knowledge?

2019: The Year of Practicing Wellness

Published 11 months ago

As the new year starts, my theme for 2019 is wellness - practicing it and being more mindful of its eight dimensions.

Reflections on Design: Our Profession, Ethics, and Responsibility

Published 1 year ago

We’ve been so focused on sharing our work and promoting the things we make that we lose sight of other important duties that accompany our roles as designers.

Hooked on Loot Boxes

Published 1 year ago

Nir Eyal’s Hooked Model explains how games keep players coming back.

Why Developers Should Know How to Write

Published 1 year ago

Writing well can be a catalyst for success, whether it be in the realm of personal growth, professional development, or social prosperity.

How to Become an Effective ScrumMaster (and What to Expect Your First Month)

Published 2 years ago

A collection of thoughts I've compiled during my brief stint as ScrumMaster at Putnam Investments.

Past, Future, Presence: Dealing with Anxiety and Living Life with a Perpetual Fear of Death

Published 2 years ago

This past year, I finished several books on the topic of death and mortality, most of which are personal memoirs. As I continue to grow older, this is a topic that constantly waxes and wanes in and out of my mind.

Basketball and Teamwork: Analyzing the Five Players You Meet In The Office

Published 2 years ago

An analysis of the five types of archetypal players you might encounter in both the office and on the basketball court.

How I’m Learning the Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Published 2 years ago

I tend to read a lot of self-help books, which are all helpful in their own ways, but Mark Manson's crudely humorous book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck easily takes the cake.

The Design of Newspapers: Why The News Industry is Changing

Published 2 years ago

Good newspaper design is crucial to great user experiences. Here's my analysis on why (and how) the news industry is quickly changing and becoming more digital.

Reflections, Platitudes, and Journeys: A Belated Commencement Speech to the Class of 2017

Published 2 years ago

I've always wanted to deliver a commencement speech to a bunch of fellow graduates, but have always wondered what I'd say or talk about. Now that I'm more than a month out of college, here are some genuine thoughts and nostalgic remembrances about my time at Boston University.

Columbine by Dave Cullen

Published 3 years ago

Dave Cullen's Columbine provides a detailed account of the events that transpired the several weeks before and after the shooting in 1999. Here are my thoughts about what we can learn about from Columbine.

My Experience Joining a Professional Fraternity

Published 3 years ago

I co-founded a professional business fraternity after my freshman year of college and have seen it grow and evolve throughout my college experience. Here are some of my thoughts from senior year about my experiences and whether or not I'd do it all over again.

A Master of Your Future and Destiny

Published 3 years ago

There’s one quotation, or rather, definition, that always strikes a chord in me every time I come across it. It's enigmatic, apprehension-inducing, but mysteriously beautiful and wonderous at the same time.

A Roadmap for My 20s

Published 4 years ago

As the first two decades of my life comes to a close, I realize that the formative years of my life are not ending, but just beginning. I've outlined a high-level roadmap of where I am and where I want to be when I'm 30. This is a personal reflection of who I am, who I was, and who I want to be.

What I Learned at my Internship

Published 4 years ago

During the summer after my freshman year of college, I interned for Nextgengolf, a Boston-based golf startup that connects young golfers to the golfing scene across the United States. Here are some of the lessons I've learned and differences I've discerned between working for a smaller startup and a larger corporation.

Reflection on Charleston: Eliminating Racism from Relationships

Published 4 years ago

After the racial-motivated shooting in Charleston, I wanted to share my personal perspective and thoughts about the impetus behind why Roof committed such a heinous crime.

Drive, Motivation, and Open Web

Published 5 years ago

In college, I founded an organization called Open Web which teaches students web development so they can build websites for non-profits. Throughout the process, I've learned a lot about internal motivation and incentives to drive people to perform their best.

Being Mortal

Published 5 years ago

I want to share some quick thoughts about Atul Gawande's book Being Mortal, which explores topics such as euthanasia, mortality, and the final stages of life.

My First Blog Post

Published 5 years ago

In 2015, I decided to start a blog on Medium. Since then, I've tried my best to continuously publish new articles and revisit old ones I've written to see how I've evolved over the years.