I enjoy playing with time series data and UNIX systems. I care deeply about cybersecurity and how technology affects society.
I co-host and produce Loose Leaf Security, a podcast about making good computer security for everyone. My co-host, Geoffrey Thomas, and I believe you don't need to be a software engineer or security professional to understand how to keep your devices and data safe. In every episode, we break down complex digital security and privacy topics into accessible primers and practical takeaways.
You can subscribe to Loose Leaf Security in your favorite podcatcher. We've also created a zine about two-factor authentication, and you find links to all of our content, from podcast episodes to reference pages and zines, in the archives.
In addition to the podcast itself, Geoffrey and I are working on releasing our Pelican-based podcasting setup.
While still in Cambridge, I was an active member of the Student Information Processing Board, MIT's volunteer student computing group. Through SIPB, I worked on the Debathena project, a student-developed implementation of MIT's Athena system for Debian and Ubuntu. I worked with other student maintainers to get MIT's IT department to adopt Debathena as the official Athena release; now it is used campus-wide on public workstations. It is also a popular way to interface student personal computers with MIT's systems.
I helped teach Python programming to women with the Boston Python Workshop when I was still in Boston back in 2011. One of the projects I mentored was ColorWall, a framework for implementing and displaying effects for a wall of pixels; I created a presentation to aid instruction.