I am

David Zhao

21 years old

At least 22 apparently.

always looking to learn

Right now, I'm learning Chinese, how to cook *edible* food, poker theory, and various programming things.

Aug 1999 to Jun 2010

from Maryland

I grew up in Lisbon, Maryland until the end of sixth grade when my family moved to Houston, TX. After eighth grade, we moved to Oakton, VA where I went to high school until going to UVA in Charlottesville, VA. My last move was to Arlington, VA (current residence) for work.

Aug 2016 to May 2019

a Wahoo

University of Virginia, class of 2019

I received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a second major in Statistics. My time at UVA was divided between coursework, orchestras (I play trumpet!), HooHacks (organizing takes a bit of work), among other things.

Aug 2019 to Present

a Forward Deployed Software Engineer

@ Palantir Technologies

I'll be doing some work with the government, very exciting stuff!

Past Experiences
In the summer of 2018, I interned at Palantir, working with the government to integrate some large datasets. After the summer ended, I stayed on as a part-time employee; I created the coding challenge for the next year's Path intern class.

Feb 2019 to Present

a Climber

In my last semester at UVA, I signed up for a climbing class on a whim — thanks Andrew! — and I've fallen in love with bouldering. I can boulder V5s now...if they're on the easy end, I'm in shape, and I'm fresh. Hit me up if you want to climb!

happy to chat

(281) 961-7541