I have always had an inherent fascination with two things: breaking stuff and technology. As a kid I would often find myself in trouble, because I liked to take things apart to see the technology inside, but I could never put anything back together… Happy Meal toys, my toys, my game system, the TV… my mom’s alarm clock… you see why I got into trouble! Well my mom got tired of it and put into a NSBE Jr. program in 2009 in Columbus, OH, and ever since then I have been focused in tech. I received my first job in IT in 2013, at 17, with DeVry University, then with the Department of IT for Ohio University, and then continued with a few other companies, such as: Eli Lilly and Company, Johnson and Johnson, Cardinal Health, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, etc. I am currently a Cloud Automation Engineer in the Cloud Engineering Services organization for Eli Lilly and Company. I am honored to be able to help bring the BDPA Cloud Academy to life, and am excited to see the impact we will make.