- How long have you been at Oregon State?
- How did you end up working with computers and technology?
Well, both my dad and grandfather graduated with forest engineering/civil engineering degrees from Oregon State. My dad is a civil engineer, and I decided in high school that I needed to be an engineer, but I didn’t want to be a civil engineer. I was really excited to learn about computers, so I became a computer science major.
- How do you make sure you’re keeping up with the changes in your industry?
Google is your friend, and it’s important to be able to fly by the seat of your pants and keep at it.
- What does your life look like outside of work?
I like knitting and sewing. I also have a beautiful, two-year-old granddaughter that I love to engage with. We live on 10 acres, so I do a lot of outdoor wandering with my two dogs.
- How did you get into sewing and knitting?
My grandmother taught me to sew when I was a member of 4-H. In my early 20s, I went to a quilt-in-a-day class and got hooked, so most of my sewing now is quilting. I’ve only been knitting for about 10 years. My mom taught me, and it was something fun we could do together. Now, it keeps me from falling asleep on the couch at night.
- Any other hobbies?
Beaver sports! I’ve maybe missed a handful of home football games since 1984. We go to football, basketball, gymnastics and baseball events on a regular basis, rain or shine, and sometimes we even travel to see the Beavers.
- If you were an athlete – in the Olympics – what would be your sport?
Maybe curling? My husband and I play bocce ball on the beach, so maybe it’s kind of similar.
- What’s your favorite breakfast food?
Waffles with peanut butter and syrup.