I'm freelance coder and consultant helping business solve problems with technology. I write weekly for my blog, co-host the Talk Julia podcast, make vidoes on YouTube, and run a free weekly newsletter that inspires curiosity about coding.
In 2013, I left a Ph.D. program in Mathematics and got a job designing and programming large-scale audio/visual systems. I used a lot of mathematics, but also got the opportunity to design and implement some complex automation and audio processing systems.
I started learning about topics in data science and left the audio/visual world to help The Bell Tower on 34th — a large event venue in Houston, TX — explore their data to gain better insights into their customers and their internal operations.
In the evenings, I wrote Python tutorials and worked as a part-time technical reviewer for the Real Python website. This lead to writing and publishing my book Python Basics: A Practical Introduction to Python 3.
Now I'm pursuing my passion as a freelance consultant and content creator. If you're a business looking for help with a technical project, or an individual looking to improve your coding or your technical writing skills, let's connect!
I have a B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Houston – Downtown. I worked three years towards a Ph.D. in Mathematics at Texas A&M University before life led me away from academia.
I'm fluent in English and Spanish, and I've lived in tres países: the United States, El Salvador, and Guatemala. I love traveling in Central America, eating pupusas, and drinking fresh café bourbon.
In my spare time, I enjoy watching Star Trek and building LEGO sets.