I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I love that Salt Lake City offers close access to incredible mountain ranges, several National Parks, and all four seasons. Additionally, Salt Lake City hosts several excellent summer festivals, concerts, and farmer markets. I enjoy backpacking, hiking, mountain and road biking, the lost art of letter writing, gardening, music, social justice community groups and events, and the rehabilitation of rescued or abandoned animals
I started at IM Flash as an intern and I graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s of Science in Metallurgical Engineering. My internship helped me decide I wanted to join the IM Flash team because I was impressed with how the company treated its team members holistically, not just as laborers. What stood out to me most was that the company values genuinely fostered a workplace environment of (1) physical safety in all we do, (2) open communication between team members and leadership, and (3) and an overall healthy work life balance. Additionally, as a queer woman in the STEM fields, my internship experience helped me determine that IM Flash was a company where I could bring my whole self to work every day. While an intern, I met other LGBTQ+ team members who were “out” at work who had positive experiences within the company. And as a fulltime team member, I’ve had the opportunity to co-found the IM Pride Employee Resource Group for LGBTQ+ team members and allies.
As a Fab Support Contamination Control Engineer I am responsible for managing the cleanroom environmental health from a molecular contamination perspective. My job is just like Law and Order detective work except that my suspects are molecular contaminants, not people. I enjoy contributing to an exciting, fast paced engineering environment that is always collaborative. I love that I get to investigate and solve new problems every day.