Vanessa is a self-taught software engineer who got her start working on GIS and mapping technologies. She originally studied Environmental Science and worked with plants and trees for a long time. After a while she got a crazy idea in her head that she could become an engineer and she went for it. Four years later she has gone from knowing zero programming to being a professional engineer. She is so excited to be teaching GDI and is always available to chat about tech, pinball, or rock climbing.