About Me

I’m a national security attorney based in San Francisco. My work focuses on oversight of the law enforcement and intelligence agencies that implement the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

I love exploring the world through hiking, backpacking, and traveling. You’ll usually find me taking pictures of my adventures. I’m also deeply interested in technology, and I enjoy tinkering with programming and web development.

I’ve done a lot of cool stuff, like spending two months in the wilderness of Alaska, climbing a bunch of mountains, backcountry skiing, and visiting places around the world from the Arctic Circle to the tropics of the Indian Ocean.

Professionally, I’ve worked for the National Park Service in Yosemite and Earthjustice in Alaska. I built a system for diagramming relationships among terrorist groups and worked on rule of law reconstruction in a post-conflict zone. My article about the state secrets privilege analyzes the complex balance between civil liberties, privacy, and national security.

I love reading. I’m a bit of science fiction and fantasy nerd, though I also read plenty of historical and contemporary fiction, as well as non-fiction.

If you’d like to chat, feel free to drop me a line.