I work on the RAD (resource acquisition and description) team at the UL. I order streaming videos, manage the workflow for monographic ordering, and manage our team intranet pages. I also do special coding projects. For example, I created a Python script to analyze the gender of monographic authors. I also created a Python script to input an XML file of Civil War telegraphs, and output a separate XML file for each telegraph (5,057 files total). I am teaching myself Python. I am currently reading a book called “Natural Language Processing using Python.” Computational linguistics is one of my passions.
I also enjoy crocheting. I am currently working on an afghan with alternating stripes of lavender and baby blue.
I love to read. I like YA and adult fantasy/SF novels and graphic novels, especially with LGBTQ+ themes. My favorite books are the Harry Potter books and the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings books. I also like computer programming and mathematics books. I took college calculus in junior high, and am now trying to re-learn it on my own.
I am also passionate about LGBTQ+ rights.
My husband David and I have been together since 1989. We have 2 children, Oscar (born 2007) and Diana (born 2010). We have 4 cats.