About Vivian

Full-time engineer 👾| Part-time agent of chaos 🎢

Hello there! Welcome to my little corner of the internet.

By day, I am a software engineer and product thinker. I am a senior mobile engineer at Pathlight, and have previously worked for Pinterest and Firefly Health, building things in iOS and React Native. You can persuade me to deviate to other languages (like Python) with candy bribes. One of the hardest projects I've worked on was evaluating React Native for Pinterest's tech stack, you can read about it here. I'm proud of how that one turned out.

I currently live in San Francisco. I coexist in the universe with my partner and our border collie doggo, Knuckles. Previously we lived in Tokyo. Prior to that I studied computer science at Princeton University.

I grew up in the great swamplands of Orlando, Florida. My childhood also left me with an abiding love of baby alligators, sweltering summers, and Disney World. Read my magna opera1 about Disney's data tracking or how to optimize your trip to Disney World.

When I'm not working, I exist as an interest probability cloud. Upon observation or interaction, my current state will collapse to one of the following: drinking coffee, practicing handstands/splits, enjoying musical theater, reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, or reviewing Japanese vocabulary. For best results, use the Large Hadron Collider to take measurements.

1: Apparently this is the plural of magnum opus.

Find me on various social media: Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram; or drop me a note at hello@vivqu.com. If you've read this far, you probably enjoy what I'm making. Consider buying me a coffee to fuel the creation of more things!