Hiya! I’m Stephanie. I have been a part of Adafruit since January and am excited to introduce myself to you as the most recent member to join the community and support team. I was assembling components for kits and desoldering LED strips; now I will be an active member of our digital community, answering support questions and contributing content to both the blog and the Adafruit social media accounts!
I graduated from CUNY Hunter College with a BA in Anthropology. During college I spent most of my free time in the darkroom, and continue to do so as a volunteer lab monitor. These days I’m working on baby sized prints to randomly give to my friends, but still print 11×14 or 16×24 when I come across an image that simply needs to be big. Whenever I need a break from city living, mostly in between semesters, I leave the city as often as physically possible with my dslr and favorite guy, and just explore.
Here’s a shot of a great friend from a couple of years ago:
Since starting at Adafruit, I’ve been increasingly eager to work on my own projects, like this spokepov, to make my boyfriend more visible (and awesome) on his evening commute. Now I just have to get my hands on one!
You’ll be hearing from me soon!
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