I'm in the midst of a career transition from administrative support to software development. I am married and have a preschool-age son. We recently moved from Lancaster, CA to Washington, UT, and I am loving southern Utah! My interests are technology, space exploration, science fiction/fantasy literature, education, parenting, and food. Some interesting facts about me are that I grew up mostly in Las Vegas and the high desert in California. I attended college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where I graduated with a BS in Liberal Studies w/ Math Emphasis and a Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (a fancy way to say that I had 5 years to become an elementary school teacher before I lost the credential.) I realized late in college that while I had a passion for education, becoming an elementary teacher was not a good fit. I spent almost 3 years as a bookkeeper for an immigration law firm, 8 months as a business systems coordinator for NASA computer software and hardware engineers, 2.5 years as a resource specialist in NASA's Central Budget Office, 18 months as a stay-at-home mom after the birth of my son, and 2 years as an office coordinator for an engineering degree completion program at a satellite campus for Cal State Long Beach. During most of 2016, while gearing up for a major move out-of-state, I saw the opportunity to finally change careers. After soul-searching, I decided on software development. I am starting Bloc's Software Development Track to bridge the gap between my liberal arts degree and a traditional computer science degree with an accelerated-learning project-based flipped-classroom program that will cover programming fundamentals, front-end and back-end programming, and a foundation in computer science. I'm excited to get started, but while I find myself once again a poor college student, this time I have a family, and I'm hopeful that Simbi will be a great tool to keep us moving forward as a family instead of stagnating while mom's not earning a steady paycheck.