Contrary Fellow


Apr 2021 – Present Manhattan, NY
Selected to join the Contrary Fellowship in spring 2021.

Growth Analyst

The Org

Oct 2020 – May 2021 Manhattan, NY
Worked closely with Head of Growth at fast-growing Sequoia Capital-backed start-up.

Co-Founder and Co-Director (Strategy and Development)

The Gravel Institute

Sep 2020 – Present Manhattan, NY
Leading and building a novel progressive think tank combining policy research and campaigning with a social media community and educational video content. Created online fundraising infrastructure, video team, and relationships with major left nonprofits. Grew YouTube channel to over 300,000 subscribers.

Communications Fellow

Jacobin Magazine

Sep 2019 – Feb 2020 Manhattan, NY
Managed online presence for leading voice of the American Left.

Data Science Institute Scholar

EdLab, Teachers College

May 2019 – Jul 2019 Columbia University, Manhattan, NY
Researched the application of data science techniques to improve self-directed learning opportunities. Only freshman to be selected for the program. Submitted a paper to the AERA 2020 Education Conference.

Chief of Staff

Mike Gravel 2020

Mar 2019 – Aug 2019 Manhattan, NY
Planned, architected, and led Former Senator Mike Gravel’s campaign to shift the debate on war, democracy, and justice in the 2020 Democratic Primary:


Software Engineering Intern


Jun 2017 – Aug 2017 Flatiron District, Manhattan, NY
Worked to build and deploy business-critical optimization analysis software as a containerized cluster of jobs. Created Docker jobs on a Kubernetes cluster for dramatic speed and reliabilty improvements.

Summer Researcher

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jul 2016 – Sep 2016 Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Researched and co-wrote a paper on skew as a statistical measure in computational biology, accepted at ICIBM 2019, published in BMC Bioinformatics. Found signifigant results in TCGA human cancer datasets and did analysis using the R language.

Software Engineering Intern


Jun 2016 – Jul 2016 Flatiron District, Manhattan, NY
Fixed and deployed a global warehouse logistics platform in Java, adding new functionality. Worked with international teams in London and Spain to roll out and test system.

Software Logistics Intern


Jun 2015 – Jul 2015 Flatiron District, Manhattan, NY
Created software in Python for managing JIRA bug tracking and project management. Other projects included an automated bug index and quarterly departmental dashboards.


Top 5 International Team - Top Team in the USA

Meritorious award in the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge 2018 (IMMC). Top team in the United States.
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1st Place Winner

Created a Python library for visualizing control systems, and a webapp for explaining the importance of the mathematics of control theory through the lens of a PID controller and self-driving cars.

Honor Award

Top individual team award at robotics nationals.
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American Prospect Interview

A Q&A with Henry Williams, college student and presidential-campaign operative

Jezebel Profile

The ‘Great Man’ President Is a Lie

New York Times Profile

The retired senator Mike Gravel gave two young fans his Twitter password and permission to campaign in his name. It might be a stunt — or the future of politics.

Jacobin Article

Mike Gravel’s hellraising efforts against US imperialism have had real, lasting effects. The public should get to hear his views in the 2020 Democratic primary debates.

Guardian Article

Fueled by the ambition of two teenagers, ex-Alaska senator Mike Gravel is running for president with the explicit intention of entering Democratic debates

Atlantic Article

The long-ago senator from Alaska is running for president, but he doesn’t want your vote. He just wants to get onto the debate stage.

Current Affairs Article

Current Affairs talks to the teenagers behind 2020’s oddest candidacy…

Recent Publications

In this paper, we develop and test methods for building graphs of research corpora accessed by patrons through a library proxy server.

This study applied a new metric based on skewness to identify regulators or genes that have outlier expression in large patient …

HealthSearch provides a powerful, robust hospital searching and ranking tool in a clean, functional, and easy-to-use package.





Machine Learning