Hi! I’m Amy.

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I’m an infrastructure engineer at Stripe on the Observability Team. I like baking, self-improvement, writing, and cats. My short-term professional focuses are infrastructure engineering, public speaking, and technical writing.

Here are some other things you might want to know about me:

  • I write about tech and culture. You can find my selected works here.
  • I was an infrastructure engineer working on observability at Pinterest. I worked on distributed tracing, logging infrastructure, and redesigned our metrics frontend. You can learn more about my work at Pinterest from my talk at Monitorama 2017, “UX Design and Education for Effective Monitoring Tools”.
  • I had internships at Google and Technicolor.
  • I¬†was an undergraduate teaching assistant for computer science courses at Stanford. I taught introductory CS in Java and C++, covering recursion, classic algorithms and data structures, big-O, and memory management.
  • I served on the board of Stanford Women in Computer Science for 3 years, as secretary, president, and vice president / industry relations coordinator. Because of my work in building an inclusive and active community, computer science became the most popular major for women at Stanford.
  • I dabbled in philosophy. My favorite classes were existentialism, philosophy and literature, and contemporary moral problems. I also took classes in legal philosophy, ethics, gender studies, and formal logic.