Hey! I'm Kye.
I'm currently a senior engineer at Stripe, running a high-throughput service with an SLO of 99.9999% uptime and building the next-generation API platform for building scalable, performant, and reliable REST and GraphQL APIs on top of Protobuf.
Before that, I was a full-stack engineer, optimizing performance, pushing the boundaries of reliability, driving code quality, and working on other platform-shaped problems across a massive React application and Ruby backend. I'm a recent graduate from MIT (course 6-2), a tech enthusiast, and an optimist with a passion for learning.
Previously, I led the Logistics team for a 1500 person hackathon (HackMIT), served as treasurer, then president, then tech chair of Maseeh Hall (MIT's largest dorm), interned at Microsoft and Stripe, and worked as an undergrad researcher at the MIT Media Lab.
I love being outdoors whenever I can find time — whether that means skiing at Arapahoe Basin, gravel bikepacking along the coastline, or backpacking in the Sierras, exploring whatever area I'm living in, or just finding a spot outside to walk or sit down with a good book/podcast.