Hello, and welcome to my personal cyber real estate!
In case you are wondering, my full name is pronounced
"zee-chang", but most people have been calling me Z since high school.
I am a recent graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where I obtained a Masters in Computer
Science. I am a latecomer to computer science, having previously studied music (oboe performance) at the
Hartt School in West Hartford, CT under the tutelage of maestro Humbert Lucarelli.
I am currently a software engineer in the Alexa organization at Amazon, learning the ropes of
navigating the corporate world while taking the opportunity to improve my soft skills.
When I am not in front of the computer, I enjoy tennis, hiking, reading, photography, cooking, and
classical music, and you can find a sample of my various interests scattered throughout my website.
I also spend a lot of time thinking about the social dynamics among and between people of different races,
different economic backgrounds, different life experiences, how they shape us and dictate our behaviors -
while people want to believe in free will, how far can you really get from your past?
As a side note, while I no longer spend the majority of my day playing the oboe,
I still practice and make reeds on a regular basis!
If you run a community orchestra or a chamber group in the greater Boston area and are looking for a
passionate, dedicated, and experienced oboist, hit me up!