Kiran K. Malladi is a thirtysomething Californian who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied Mechanical Engineering (concentration Mechatronics) at Stanford University. While pursuing his Master's, Kiran worked as a TA in the Product Realization Lab, the center for manufacturing design education on campus. He also completed his undergraduate degree in Product Design at that same lovely institution. He loves tacos, machining, good coffee, and loud dance music. And cupcakes.