What do you do in your current position?
I work on a distributed tracing system at Google called Dapper! It allows other engineers to debug the latency of complex services. Working at Google is very exciting because of the planetary scale and fast pace. I am constantly learning new skills and am surrounded by inspiring people.
What is a valuable skill or lesson that you have learned since graduating?
The most valuable skill I've learned since graduating is the importance of prioritization. Coming from academia it is tempting to try and make every project fully fledged and polished. A better approach is figuring out how to get 90% of the value out of a project as quickly as possible.
How has your experience at SFU prepared you for your career path?
Before SFU, I would have struggled to focus on a single question for multiple hours. Now the bar is much higher. By challenging me with increasingly difficult problems, SFU taught me how to think in increasingly creative ways.
What advice would you like to share to students who are preparing for graduation?
School does not disambiguate the world. It prepares you to live perpetually in ambiguity and to navigate complexity that (I promise) you will not be able to predict up front. You will be surprised at the set of things that prove to be surmountable.