Software Developer III, Making Everlasting Memories
Lorien took a roundabout path before becoming a software developer. She studied Mechanical Engineering before running out of scholarship money at the same time she realized she was in the wrong major. After a few years in the workforce, she decided to attend the local community college, intending to become a systems administrator. One C# class later, she was hooked on development and transferred into a four year program where she earned her BS in Information Technology while working in her first job as a software developer. Lorien now mentors new developers at her company, and has spoken at various conferences in the Great Lakes region.