Erin Howard

Bellingham, WA, US
Field of Work 
Astronomy and Space Science
 
Computer Science
Company 
Wandke Consulting
Job Title or "Student" 
Technical Consultant and Accessibility Tester
Education 
Western Washington University
Degree 
Bachelor of Science
Education Level 
In College
Profile Biography 
Hello! My name is Erin and I'm a future astrophysicist. I've been involved with technology in some way nearly my entire life, and I've spent all of my 20s so far working in website and software testing. I returned to college after a long gap and am pursuing astrophysics and computer science with the goal of being an astronomical researcher and data scientist. In addition to my duties as a tester and tech support person, I am a planetarium presenter and a computer science tutor for my college-aged peers. In my spare time I volunteer with the Girl Scouts and my troop's newly established Lego League. I enjoy building websites and coding planetarium shows, and I love sharing all the ways programming can make our lives better and more enjoyable.
Interests 
Writing/blogging, Pets, Computing, Reading, Travel
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model many times.
Availability 
Evenings
Resources 
Fun demonstrations or materials, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
AWIS, Girl Scouts, SciGirls, Other
Other Program Affiliation 
American Physical Society

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