Cathy Lee Gierke served in Jamaica from 1995-1997 with the Ministry of Education. While in Jamaica she put up her first website and learned to repair PC hardware and software. The first website was written with a text editor, all in html, which attracted a coterie of people, in-country and around the world, who donated PC equipment and helped repair computers for Jamaican schools in my province. Prior to joining Peace Corps, Cathy had been programming mainframes for 12 years. Since returning, she has continued to work with computers in diverse positions, from web applications and databases, reporting and ever evolving tools. Cathy is currently working as a research scientist at the Halberg Chronobiology Center at the U of MN. She is still doing programming, as well, but in R now.
Cathy joined the MNRPCV Board in 2016 as Communications Co-Chair. Through communications, Cathy wants to ensure that MNRPCV benefits from technologies that can share our message, and enhance our service and community. She has worked to create the new website. Cathy strives to strategically determine what we want to accomplish as MNRPCV, and selects easy to use tools that allow us to focus on our goals. For Cathy, it's not about who can die with the most technology toys -- it's about how we can make life easiest with technology.
If you would like to get involved with communication efforts, please contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org