I was born in Vienna, Austria, and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria where my family moved when I was 8. I returned to Europe when I was 19 and studied Chemistry at the University of Vienna where I acquired a Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry.
While working on my thesis I worked with Unix systems and the first Linux Systems. I learned a lot about how computers work and about programming. This was just around the time when the Internet became available, and I was fascinated by the possibilities of this new technology. I soon decided that this was the career I wanted to pursue. In the following years, I worked in different roles in the field. In the early days as a Web developer, then as a Unix specialist in a software company, then as a systems engineer at an IBM partner company. By chance I got the opportunity to move into the vendor space where I worked as a Systems Engineer and Channel Systems Engineer at Riverbed, then as a Solution Architect for Radware and currently I am employed as a Senior Solution Engineer for Networking and Security at VMware.
In all these roles I have had the opportunity to work with great technology and great people. Now besides my day job, I also work on making more women consider a career in tech by creating more visibility for "Women in IT" and spotlighting them on my "Women in Technology" YouTube channel.