JOSHUA THOMPSON ARAGON
Engineering manager with Alteryx
I received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder with a minor in Computer Science and a Quantitative Finance certificate.
I have never been very politically active, but I have always enjoyed understanding the different sides of arguments and theories and following along with what is going on. 2020 was the first election cycle where I made a political contribution; I made recurring contributions to John Hickenlooper's Senate campaign of about 10 dollars a month.
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My wife and I are expecting our first baby this January, and the anticipation of this life-changing event has caused me to reflect on my life and the life I want to create for my baby girl. As part of that reflection, I have realized I want and need to do more to help and give back to my community. Serving on this commission would be away for me to give back to my community and help build the kinds of communities I desire for my daughter. One of the most crucial parts of this commission is to ensure that the congressional lines are drawn to ensure that all Coloradans' voices are heard and represented.
For the last two years of my career, I have been managing and supporting software development teams. A large part of the job is building relationships and environments that foster collaboration and consensus-building to achieve company and team goals.
My educational background is in applied mathematics and computer science. The upper-level math courses required reasoning from axioms to prove simple theorems and then use them to prove more complicated theorems. The computer science course work was all about using logic to get a computer to perform specific tasks. I have spent most of my professional career reasoning about business problems and implementing them in code using logic.