Hello! My name is Stella Striegel, and I’ve recently joined the Adafruit team as Communications Manager. I’ve been following the maker community for years, so I’m excited to be joining a DIY-driven company.
I’m joining Adafruit just as my two kids are beginning to explore electronics and programming, and hacking with Adafruit kits is one of the fun things we’re able to do as a family. The kids tell me that I’ve got a pretty cool job, and of course I’m in complete agreement.
My family and I moved to New York from the midwest almost three years ago. I still consider ourselves newbies to the city, so when we go exploring, I like to bring a camera along. Here’s one of my recent favorites I took at the Delancey Street station.
I’ll mostly be working behind the scenes over here at Adafruit, but I will be posting on our blog from time to time. See you on the site!
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