The TL;DR -vv of my current life:

  • "Jack of All Trades, Master of None" is my current state of being. I like to tinker.
  • I have my undergrad degree in physics and mathematics. Originally I planned to go into astrophysics before getting sidetracked into DevOps. It's been a bit of a ride.
  • I am a co-founder of City of Light 2.0, a group that is working to bring ISP competition and residential, broadband fiber to the Buffalo region.
  • I am a chapter leader for the Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It, an organization that helps women pursue careers in software development.
    • You can join our chapter on Meetup.
    • We have a sister chapter in Rochester, about an hour an a half away (GDI ROC on Meetup).
  • I am a chair for the Buffalo March for Science.
  • I also collate resources for students <18 that are interested in STEM because I would not be where I am today without programs geared toward young people.
    • I have a list of relevant programs and events for younger students here.
  • I have two cats, a grey girl named Luna and a brown and cream colored boy named Hershey. Luna is a well behaved princess, Hershey is the most dog-like cat you'll ever meet. Who gets into trouble. A lot.
  • I have Celiac disease and it sucks less than you'd think.
  • I really like chocolate.
  • The source for my cover image is from APOD on 2011 Jun 25 - it's of the 2011 lunar eclipse over the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.