I started as a software developer with the BBOP team in August 2021. I got my Bachelor’s degree from VIT University, India in Computer Science and Engineering, so I’m one of those Bioinformatics enthusiasts who started as a Computer Engineer. After getting undergrad and working as a software developer for a year, I decided to pursue my Master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics and Bioinformatics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. During the course of my Master’s and for a little while after, I worked as a Software Developer on the NIH funded the All of Us Research Program project (at USC), and as a Bioinformatics Engineer on the NCI funded Human Tumor Atlas Network, or HTAN project (at Sage Bionetworks). At BBOP, I’m working to contribute to a variety of NIH and DOE funded projects including the Gene Ontology (GO), the Monarch Initiative, and the Center for Cancer Data Harmonization (CCDH).