I was born and raised in Carletonville, a small mining town outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. I grew up listening to my parent’s 80s pop and glam-rock on repeat, that must've done some damage.
I graduated from Dartmouth College (USA) in 2018 with an AB in Engineering Sciences & Economics and a BE in Analytical Engineering, and co-developed a novel breath-based diagnostic for pediatric TB. I graduated with an MA in Digital Musics (2020), and completed various research projects including physical synthesis, game installations, and imagined sound.
My research interests are focused around a broad notion of accessibility and include machine learning, instrument design, music analysis, and music cognition. I am currently a first-year Ph.D student in Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics (CMBTA) at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Accoustics (CCRMA), co-advised by Jonathan Berger and Patricia Alessandrini.