While it may not be intuitive that the Marine Corps is the place to discover a professional calling in computer networking, security, and information technology, that is exactly what happened for Juan Ramos.
Communicating complex scientific and technological concepts to a variety of audiences may seem daunting to some, but for animator Michael Loomis, it’s all in a day’s work.
Working on world-class supercomputers at a U.S. national laboratory was not what Edgar Leon, a native of Mexico, envisioned when he began preparing for university, but “I was intrigued by programming languages and how they could be applied to solve a variety of problems,” he says.
When IT manager Lisa Belk entered college, it was not her intent to seek out a career in a technical field. The technical jobs just seemed to find her.
Peter Robinson develops major infrastructure components and code development processes for ALE3D, a numerical simulation tool. “I love being able to push simulation codes to their limits,” he says. “It’s just an awesome feeling to launch a large-scale job on a machine like Sequoia knowing that you added a critical piece of technology.”