I was the first employee of the company that stewards/monetizes Zulip, and have been involved in nearly every part of the product and business over the last 2.5 years. I'm currently Head of Product.
My Ph.D. thesis was advised by Tim Roughgarden at Stanford, with Berkeley as a second home. My research centered around analysis of algorithms, and particularly those with a beyond worst case flavor. My masters thesis was advised by Piotr Indyk at MIT.
I'm in the process of getting a California Real Estate license (expected July 2019). It's currently mostly a hobby, but I'm considering offering hourly real estate services (listing on MLS, writing offers, etc.) on the weekend to those who don't need a full service agent.
Let me know if you would be interested in using such a service, or in a free initial consultation.