Three questions with a new staff member! Aloha, Katrina!
Katrina hails from Kāne’ohe, Hawai’i where she was born and raised. She recently graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa with an M.S. in Computer Science and is now with ESnet’s Software Engineering Management and Analysis Group. Katrina loves her island life and enjoys dancing hula, hiking, and going to the beach. She also loves both playing and making video games in her spare time.
What brought you to ESnet?
During my time as a Research Assistant at UH Mānoa, I had the opportunity to work with some of ESnet’s team members and I really admired both the work they did as well as the work culture they were a part of. When I heard there were openings at ESnet, I jumped at the chance to continue working with such awesome people!
What is the most exciting thing going on in your field right now?
In recent years, Data Visualization has become more popular with the general public, being shared through social media and used by the masses instead of only scientists and analysts. As a result, we are seeing really creative and interesting ways of showing data beyond the standard charts. Also, the integration of machine learning to allow us to easily visualize large amounts of data is really exciting.
What book would you recommend?
If you like Fantasy Fiction, the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind is great, but definitely a time commitment. I also just started reading The Windup Girl.