Zachary R. Kitt lives in Ventura, CA. He enjoys learning new things; expressing ideas through code, clay, or sound; watching birds; and automating everything. He currently works as a data engineer, with past stints as a machine learning engineer at S&P Global and as a quantitative geopolitical analyst at Kensho Technologies. He has managed projects for the U.S. Marines, Navy, and Air Force, and personally secured an AFWERX grant for AI development. He is also an advocate for the International Dark-Sky Association. He holds degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Yale University.