Lori Bender

Franklin, TN, US
Field of Work 
Information Technology
Company 
Nissan North America
Job Title or "Student" 
Enteprise Architecture
Education 
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Degree 
Computer Information Science
Education Level 
Bachelors
Profile Biography 
I have 20 years of Information Technology experience, working for industries that include banking, insurance, airlines, and automotive. I have performed many roles in IT including management, programming, project management and architecture. If you have any questions about what it is like to work in the IT world, I am a great resource!

I chose IT after graduating from college, upon recommendation from my husband who had worked in the field. IT is not a dull industry, and there are so many opportunties to have different roles and learn new things. This industry has changed and evolved so much over the last 20 years, and I see that trend continuing at even a more rapid pace. At one point IT seemed to be a questionable field to move into in the early 2000's, when outsourcing became very prevalent in the US. However, given the rapid pace of how technology is becoming more and more commonplace in everything we do, I see unlimited opportunities in this field into the future.

Outside of work I have a family with 3 kids who are involved in many sports! My challenge is to find extra time reading and keeping on top of all the current technology trends. I hope at least one of my 3 children will pursue the IT path for their career.
Interests 
Pets, Computing, Travel, Sports
Race & Ethnicity 
White
Level of Participation 
Other
My Experience 
I am a new Role Model.
Availability 
Weekends
Resources 
Other
Program Affiliation 
Other

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