I am a freelance programmer and blogger, aspiring children's book author, and mother of two willful girls.

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from California Lutheran University, followed by a Master of Science in Computer Science from UCSB. I worked as a software engineer for a decade, slowly climbing up the corporate ladder, until I decided in spring of 2016 to make a change. I quit my job to invest more time on family, my writing career, and pursuing my own projects.

I took the last year to dabble into many new ideas and interests, which was very fun and reinvigorating, but all vacations must come to an end. I'm looking forward, in 2017, to focus with renewed energy on my true passion and purpose: to be a science communicator.

So you'll be able to find me, as always, blogging about all things STEM at GeekMom.com.

You can also find me blogging at Geekling's Guide to the Galaxy, where I'll be exploring traveling with kids beyond theme parks. I'll be highlighting how to discover science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics while exposing your brain to new experiences around the United States' west coast.

I'm also working on launching a new picture book app company for kids, Odd Owl Labs, to tell empowering stories about women in STEM.