Admin of Research Operations
Joined department: Spring 2023
I was born in South Bend, Indiana, and have lived in-state my whole life, now in Lafayette. I have never left the country (yet?). Growing up, I raised rabbits and showed a few in 4-H.
I was inspired to study and work in the field of technology and IT by my grandpa 86, who worked in IT for over 55 years at NCR.
I recently finished my B.S. in Computer Graphics Technology - Virtual Product Design & 3D CAD. I also have an FA minor in glass and ceramic sculpture. I have attended classes at Purdue and Ivy Tech in the area since 2010.
I love DIY (some days more than others) and have a house in the area I'm in the process of renovating. I enjoy reading, movies, and anime. I'm dyslexic and really enjoy my audiobooks, (As well as regular books). I particularly enjoy sci-fi fantasy, historical and technology books, and biographies. I enjoy walking, biking, and hiking. I'm an avid PC & Mac tech enthusiast and love keeping up with developments on both platforms. I don't play as many games as I used to, but I really love KOTOR, Portal, Talos Principle, and Kingdom Hearts.
Within Purdue, I've worked previously in a number of different positions:
2010-2014 Ford Dining Court - Associate/Cook
2014-2015 PIT (Formerly ITaP) - Lab Assistant
2015-2017 PIT (Formerly ITaP) - Tech Coordinator, Tech Supervisor, Tech Analyst
2017-2018 Grad School - Credentials Data Analyst
2018-2021 PIT (Formerly ITaP) - Lab Admin & Scheduling Coordinator
2021-2021 TLT Bright Space SaaS Group - Senior IT Support Specialist
2021-2022 Electronics/Telecom & PIC Team - Electronics, Telecom, & Fiber Optics Technician
Other work history:
2008-2010 School City of Mishawaka - Inventory Tech & DB Admin
2011-2011 Point Machine Products - Machinist & Lathe Operator
2012-2012 School Datebooks - Desktop Publisher
2021-2021 MetroNet Fiber - Fiber Optic Network Technician
2021-2021 Wallenius Wilhelmsen - Subaru QA Vehicle Inspector
2022-2022 Simpson Strong-Tie - CAD/BIM Building Designer
2022-2022 Purdue Exponent - Delivery Driver