Programming got its hooks into me when I taught 4th-grade math and used MicroWorlds to augment my lessons. It was the first time I understood that coding was creative, fun, and for anyone. As I teach Python to middle schoolers, I ensure my students see the creativity–logic connection. And to anyone who'll listen, I campaign to encourage coding as a habit and passtime, like reading, knitting, and jogging.
Everything I’ve learned and done for a living comes together with programming: linguistics, writing, math; and I can use creativity and logic to build apps that make people’s lives better.