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Meet the Team: QLer Keri

Keri was born and raised in Parker, Colorado, attended CU-Boulder for her undergraduate degree. During that time, she was a lifeguard, Zamboni driver, and teaching assistant in addition to being a student. She also spent two summers in Costa Rica working with locals and high school students from the US! After graduation she moved to Denver where she worked for a non-profit as a program manager and dental assistant. Wanting to transition back into the technical realm, she moved back to Boulder. Attended gSchool, and has accepted a job here, joining the ever growing QL fam. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and getting outside to take advantage of all that Boulder has to offer!

1. What is your favorite thing to eat ?

My favorite thing to eat is Macaroni and Cheese. Hands down.

2. What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

This Side by Nickel Creek and I'd Be Lying by Gregory Laswell would definitely make the cut.

3. What is one of your favorite quotes?

I love this quote from Maya Angelou: "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better". Life is a constant refining process. Also this one by Dwight Eisenhower: "In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Nothing ever goes according to plan, but it's good to know your options going in.

4. If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?

Why are there interstates in Hawaii?

5. Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?

I don't get mistaken for a celebrity very often, but I have been told I look like Kristen Bell a few times.

6. What is your favorite form of exercise?

My favorite form of exercise is rock climbing, but I don't do that as much as I would like. On a more regular basis, mountain biking and hiking are great.

7. Favorite gif?

gif? What's a gif?

8. Favorite place in all the world?

I love spending time on porches, preferably in the mountains, and especially in the summer with a cold one or at a ski lodge on a sunny winter day.

9. What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

The hardest thing that I have ever done is gotten my chemical engineering degree. I'm still not sure I would do that again.

10. The best part of waking up is…?

The best part of waking up is the quiet in the morning. And coffee. Coffee is also the best.