I began my career serving in the United States Air Force after 9/11 as an intelligence analyst, serving at the National Security Agency and a deployment to Iraq in 2007 supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Due to my service in Iraq, I was awarded the prestigious Joint Commendation Medal for heroism and meritorious service by the Secretary of Defense. After military service, I advised various federal agencies and the Intelligence Community on cybersecurity, surveillance, and national security matters. I later transitioned to the private sector leading cybersecurity operations at Goldman Sachs. I’m currently an executive at a tech start-up and have built several cybersecurity and investigation software products.
I hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. I’m also a Fellow at the National Security Institute at the George Mason Law School where I work on national security and cybersecurity issues with current and former policy makers and federal government officials.
My wife, Sana, and I are raising two boys, Ezra (4) and Eli (1). Sana is a math teacher at HEB ISD and Ezra is a rising pre-kindergartner at Bransford Elementary — which he’s very excited about! We’re also parents to our loving dog, Einstein.