In an alternate dimension, Roy would have pursued a career as a math professor after obtaining his math degree. However, in this universe (Earth-1218), Roy has spent most of the last 15 years working in the tech industry, all while indulging in his favorite pastime of collecting hobbies. Despite his close friends’ opinions, Roy believes that his eighth-grade science teacher’s assessment of him from 2002 in a letter of recommendation still holds true:

Roy is a very mature, motivated and dedicated individual with character and integrity. If he has any areas of weakness, I am unaware of them.

Lisa E. Gladstone, 8th Grade Science Teacher, Wilson Middle School

Singularity University (SU) was the crucible where Roy was forged into the tech guru he is today, spending nearly eight years there, starting as an IT & AV intern and ending up as the Program Manager of the Innovation Lab. Roy thoroughly enjoyed his time in the Innovation Lab, where he oversaw technology experiences and exponential tech workshops, amongst other responsibilities. He even conducted tech and innovation workshops around the world for high-profile clients such as Pepsi Global, Deloitte, Caterpillar, and Barclays.

SU was chock-full of experiences and memories for Roy, but one of the most significant happened during his first week on the job as an IT intern in 2011. That’s when he stumbled upon a makeshift photo studio, igniting his decade-long passion for photography and introducing him to a photographer friend who’s still a close friend to this day. Roy also met a guy named Nick in 2013, but that’s neither here nor there.

After leaving SU, Roy landed at the fantastic company that is Precision Nutrition (PN). Amidst all his accomplishments there, Roy takes pride in being the only person to notice that the company’s app favicon’s proportions were off by a few pixels. Roy’s favorite role at PN was being the company’s Technology Sommelier, where he explored and tested all sorts of gear to design custom solutions for his fellow coworkers. Helping people with tech was like a dream come true for Roy, the total gadget geek.

To be continued…