From a very young age, Tavin had an interest in computers, their function, and their emerging applications. During his homeschooled fifth grade year, he taught himself nine languages, which were used for various applications, but first to begin a now defunct placeholder company called Free Falling Studios with a friend. Although this creation creator did not hold together, he continued programming, progressing from static to dynamic full-stack frameworks, and going as far as to develop an entirely new language from scratch. Entering Middle School, he adopted a newfound admiration for linguistics, which was integrated with programming, eventually evolving into an interest in computational linguistics. The following year, Mrs. Basu showed him that cybersecurity was within his grasp. This sparked his interest and allowed him to integrate his computational thinking with the wonders of security. Since then, he has joined the AFA’s CyberPatriot program and reached the semifinal rounds. In his time spent away from his computer, he enjoys making and collecting bow ties, trail biking, watching Doctor Who and The Office (US), reading books on chemistry and physics, being nearly too enthusiastic about the Tesla car brand, playing classical guitar, eating potato chips with a fork, and learning about the world of quantum physics and mechanics in hopes of soon enrolling in a program that would formally document such learning.