Cinders is the cat I got when I was in college.
Phoenix is the cat that I currently have.
I was born in Naperville, Illinois, but my family (and I) moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico when I was four years old. I grew up in Los Alamos, graduating from Los Alamos High School in 1990. I spent the summers of 1988, 1989, and 1990 attending a summer math program run by Dr. Arnold E. Ross at the Ohio State University. In the summer of 1990 I also spent four weeks in Russia (Leningrad, Tambov, and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) with another math program. After that I went on to college at Caltech in Pasadena, California.
Since college, I've worked at the Ben and Jerry's scoop shop in Glendale (which has since closed). In the summer of 1993 I worked on the Pluto Project. (Oddly enough, there's a page with my picture on it on JPL's web site. That's me, all in black, sitting next to the mockup of the antenna.) I worked at GNP Computers first as a tech writer and then a sysadmin from 1995 to 2001. After that, I did some sysadmin contracting work, and discovered that I didn't like working as a contractor. I'm currently working as a Gene Chip designer at Affymetrix.
If you know me from the past, I'd love to get e-mail from you.
If you weren't already able to figure it out, I like cats. Some of the things I do in my free time are Aikido, reading, playing the harp, hiking, gardening, and folk dancing. When I was living in the Los Angeles area, I practiced Aikido at Glendale Aikikai, and I am currently practicing at Aikido West. I also like traveling; I've put up some pictures from my trips to Tokyo (in 2000) and Copenhagen (in 2001).
I have had trouble finding clothing that fits, and have done a lot of digging around to find items which do. I've put together a bra resource page in the hopes that other people will find the information there useful.