I’m a student at UC Berkeley working toward a degree in Operations Research and Management Science. I grew up in a house filled with tech gadgets, I can’t remember a time without having a computer near me. I am proud to be part of this generation defined by the Internet culture and social networking. Since I was in grade school, I would love to download, install, and test various Linux distributions. I was and still am amazed by how much free software can do. As a result I love to learn about the workings of advertising and open source business models. Unlike older and traditional corporations, many start up companies have turned to using these models and have been truly successful. Aside from my technology and business interests, I am a very outdoorsy guy who likes to run, bike, swim, and especially ski.