Passionate Software Architect who writes, speaks, teaches, and practices her craft everyday.
As an accomplished software architect, engineer, and DevSecOps advisor, I’ve worked across commercial and government clients. Understanding complex problems and working to deliver mission/business value at the speed is what drives me. As a long-time advocate for diversity in technology, I am helping to narrow the diversity gaps as a mentor, sponsor, volunteer, and friend.
𝙒𝙖𝙡𝙠 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙡𝙠 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙠 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙠: you see, I’m just as passionate about mentoring and training as I am about delivering valuable software! I love community and knowledge building with my teams, my clients, and the next generation of technologists by guest lecturing at universities, leading working groups, and sharing experience stories. Another avenue for mentoring and community building is as a contributing journalist and Podcaster with 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝟱𝟬𝟱! 𝗗𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 (part of The Sourced Network).
Much of my time is invested as a Senior Principal in MITRE Corporation’s Advanced Software Innovation Center…but I love to play too… bicycling, gardening, yoga, and even trying my hand at raising chickens!
I publish, speak, and blog to get the word out and am a featured speaker and panel moderator at industry events. I hold certifications from Microsoft , AWS, DevOps Institute, PMI, Scrum Alliance, and the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).