This is an excerpt from my ever evolving personal history.  I’ve had several transformations during my brief professional career: mfg technician, research assistant, sr lab technician, and assoc engineer.  What my career is lacking is a knowledge-based connection between my biological roots and my current technical status.  So I’m committing to a knowledge ‘upgrade’ via higher education.  Full-time working mother of two (err… three), meet graduate school for software engineering.