Hi, I am a Computer Scientist and I write software programs that are used by both HST
astronomer's and Space Telescope staff. Two of the more interesting and technically
challenging programs that I work on are:
A Long Range Planning program that figures out the best time in a year to take the HST
A software program that helps the Astronomer's figure out the best way to do their
I get a lot of satisfaction from the work I do to support HST. Every time I see HST
pictures or hear about some new discovery made by HST, I know that the software programs
I worked on helped in making it all possible.
When I graduated from High School, I had no idea what I wanted to do. My first year in
college I took some computer classes and realized that I liked working with them. I went
on to get a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science, and have been working with
computers ever since.
I have two children. My daughter is 5 and my son is 2. When I'm not playing with my
kids, you can find me playing soccer or riding my bicycle.