I joined EPCC in January 2018, shortly after graduating with my MSc. My background is atypical for most people working in HPC: I have a BA in Russian Studies from UCL and six years retail and management experience at a large department store, and an MSc in Software Development from Glasgow University. Given the variety of projects we get to work on here though, I think a wide range of experiences has prepared me well for this environment! I am also unusual in that I am a second generation woman in HPC – my mum works at the Hartree Centre in Daresbury.
When not at work, I have a small family of rescue pets who demand a lot of my time. Currently, this includes a cat and two giant rabbits. I also enjoy cooking, video games, and BBC Radio 4.