I’m currently a senior software quality engineer at EMC in Research Triangle Park (RTP). I manage a large lab with more than $10 million in equipment, as well as a team of interns and lab techs.

I’m also a proud mother to four young children. I stay active in the community, serving as a Girl Scout Leader and Cookie Manager for two troops. I’m also a Brownie Troop Consultant, and a former area Cookie Manager for 65 troops and 750 girls. I’ve also mentored many girls through the Bronze and Silver Award process in Girl Scouts. Bronze is the highest award a girl can earn at the Junior level (for 4th – 5th graders). Silver is the highest award a girl can earn at the Cadette level (for grades 6 – 8), and involves many pre-requisites as well as a community service project of at least 45 hours.

Over the past few years, I’ve also been the primary organizer of my father’s care. He is in the late stages of dementia, and requires constant, around-the-clock care. He requires the assistance of aides, therapists, doctors, trainers, and geriatric care managers. I face the challenges of the sandwich generation, while focusing on education and career progression to move forward. Balance is a constant challenge in my life, and is something that I’m passionate about.