Paul is pursuing an MS in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, where he also completed his BS in Computer Science and Engineering. He has been interested in the field since the 4th grade when his uncle taught him about the basic components that make up a computer. Upon beginning at Cal, Paul excelled in a wide variety of EECS classes. He found that he enjoyed his systems classes the most. This led him to pursue research with the Global Data Plane group in the Swarm Lab, which is led by his OS professor, Dr. John D. Kubiatowicz. Within the lab, Paul’s research has largely focused on filesystems. He worked with two other undergraduates to build a networked filesystem that uses the Global Data Plane as the underlying storage substrate, taking advantage of the Global Data Plane’s inherent ACID and security properties. Early in his undergraduate career, Paul joined HKN and TBP to meet fellow engineers and serve the Berkeley engineering community by assisting in providing some of the valuable services such as tutoring and exam preparation resources that these organizations offer. During high school, Paul was one of the key software engineers for his school’s F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team. In college, he took time out during his winter breaks and spring semesters to mentor the programmers on his alma mater FRC team, helping lead them to regional victories, world championship qualifications, and “Innovation in Control” awards. Paul interned at Yelp for over a year, including the last 2 summers. In addition to working as a software engineer, he served as an on-campus representative at career fairs and spoke at tech talks. This summer he is interning on the data infrastructure team at Airbnb, where he is working to build tools that will simplify the tuning of distributed jobs in order to improve cluster usage efficiency. Outside of the field, Paul is very close with his family and has traveled them and friends doing mission and outreach work trips in Costa Rica and Haiti.