Somto has previously worked as a Software Engineer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, contributing to the James Webb Space Telescope which launched in December 2021, and has also interned at Andreesen Horowitz, a leading venture capital firm.
Somto is passionate about driving technological solutions at the intersection of systems, software, and social justice particularly for underserved communities. Somto has a degree in Computer Science from Morgan State University and is originally from Lagos, Nigeria. Somto’s idea of fulfillment centers around discovering unique ways of applying technology and knowledge to solve problems for people. He enjoys work that allows him to continually explore new things, using creative ideas, and intense visions to design fascinating inventions and artistic solutions. In his spare time, he paints, writes poems, and curates art.