California State University
Privacy and Security
Gmail & Google Docs
Prior to making the leap into writing, Kat was a certified SQL Server developer and administrator. She's worked for various hi-tech startups in the U.S., where she installed and designed large database systems and wrote back end code for the world of e-commerce.
Since 2012, she's leveraged her experience in IT to write about mobile devices, cloud technology, cybersecurity, social media, e-commerce, and more. She also enjoys learning about different creative technologies in her spare time.
She's an experienced troubleshooter with a passion for solving problems and helping others do the same.
I use a Macbook Air laptop running High Sierra as my main machine, but I also travel with a Lenovo that’s currently on Windows 10. For my personal communications, I carry both iPhone and Android. All of my devices are optimized for privacy and security, and I use a VPN (virtual private network) on all my devices. I also own a Fitbit activity tracker. I'm in the process of mastering digital photography with a Nikon DSLR and building a Wordpress website to showcase my work.
Kat holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento. She has a certificate in Systems Programming from CLC and earned her MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator) certification in 2006.
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