I’ve been writing code for most of my life and my favorite way to learn new tech things is to design and develop a game that will require that new-to-me tech knowledge to complete. I’m self taught with technology and studied World history in school because I find humans way more confusing than technology, and it helped a lot! I grew up in Texas but have moved to Washington state as an adult and stay because I love the trees so much and the culture is so weird that I seem normal here.
What inspired you to explore STEM when you were young?
Star Trek: The Next Generation! I knew it was the future, but I didn’t understand how far into the future it was supposed to be. The first job I wanted was to design colony space ships and when I found out we were too far in the past for that to be a job, I became obsessed with moving us into the future!
What do you enjoy most about what you do in your STEM career?
I love helping people figure stuff out and solve problems!
What is a fun, bizarre or insightful STEM fact about your field?
One of the biggest categories of problems our tech company solves for developers is actually how local laws, governments, and companies gatekeep access to communication technology, as those things are different all over, which means global communications are really more than 10,000 problems rather than one!