I am a hardware hacking human. As an MIT-trained electrical engineer with a background in biomedical engineering, I know things! I did the hardware design for the DC17 and DC18 Ninja Badges, I've spoken at three Open Source Hardware Summits, and I was once honorably mentioned as an influential woman in embedded engineering. I deeply enjoy building things with friends for the sheer joy of it, and I care about helping people and removing the barriers that hold us back from being excellent to each other. I also firmly believe if you're focused on being hardcore, you aren't living right, and ain't nobody got time for that.