GirlGeek of the Week
As a kid, if I wasn't writing stories, creating
treasure hunts, sewing doll clothes, making collages or stringing
necklaces, then I was playing on my brother's Commodore Vic 20,
programming it to spell out my name in different colors and patterns.
As a Producer
I am responsible for implementing the functional and graphical design
of the site using HTML. While earning my B.A. in political science
at Vassar College, I developed skills in programming, research and
editing. I have also worked at a publishing company; a newspaper;
a national talent search for photogenic children; and KidsNet,
an online clearinghouse for kids' programming.
did you first discover your love and/or obsession with computers
was seven, my older brother received a Commodore Vic 20 for his
birthday. I saw him playing on it, programming it to make electronic
sounds, and I wanted to play too. It never occurred to me that this
was something that I couldn't do. So I would program it to print
out my name in rainbow colors. As a little girl who loved to do
creative projects, computers just became another tool to use in
making my creations.
happy to see that young girls are now asking for their own computers
for their birthdays, instead of waiting for their brothers to get
them. The question of whether girls can be into technology and computers
never should have been a question in the first place-of course they
do you earn a living?
I'm a producer for MaMaMedia, a Website that
makes learning and technology fun for kids. I like to think that
I earn my living by working with passionate and creative people
who love their work, by producing exciting things for kids, and
by just plain having fun.
Do you consider yourself a Geek?
at a party recently, and I was describing what I do for a living
to someone. When I was finished, he exclaimed, "Oh, so you're a
techno-geek." I thought about it for a second and decided yes, I
am. If a geek is someone who likes and has always liked computers,
and who makes a living working with them, then I guess I must be
is your favorite Website?
-- a necessity for all New Yorkers.
do you do when you are not working?
try to take advantage of New York City -- I love going to museums
here, to clubs to see bands play, and to Central Park. I also love
writing, drawing, painting, playing guitar, and reading. I always
try to have at least one creative project whether it's an idea for
a short story, a photography project, a song, or a painting, I always
need that creative outlet. My work is really about logical and analytical
creative problem solving all day long, so when I get home, I like
to indulge myself in artistic, imaginative, and creative projects.