On occasion, this blog may feature things I happen to like that are not at all related to programming. Things like: German Shepherds, DIY projects, the Olympics, the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, minorities, and snacks.
I'm a software engineer in the Bay Area. My background is in foreign affairs and program management. I work in the field of educational technology, and believe that education is a human right. I also believe that democratizing education requires more human contact than previously assumed.
Prior to moving to the Bay Area, I worked at the U.S. Department of State and managed the gender justice portfolio for women and girls in Afghanistan. I worked with badass women who ran incredible programs like this. I also worked abroad in Kosovo (Faleminderit, Kosova!) and Jerusalem. I hold a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Batman (follow his adventures here). In my free time, I like to tackle (and only occasionally botch) home improvement projects and practice my dog training skills.
I am obsessed with the Olympics, American football, NBA basketball (Go, Kings!), March Madness, and a wide variety of professional sports.
I graduated with a Bachelors degree in History from Stanford, and a Masters in Media and Public Affairs from the George Washington University. Lucky for me (and the world), online education is a thing now, and I've managed to teach myself programming and other useful skills.
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