Meet a Nerdy Girl is our monthly series in which we interview one of members randomly selected from a pool of members who have attended 3+ events in the last six months.
Springtime is finally upon us, and for the month of March, we bring you an interview with Terri. She hails from Norman and has participated in many events, including trivia and needlecraft.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Wisconsin between Milwaukee and Chicago. I moved to Missouri for college and have been moving around ever since!
Where did you go to college?
My undergrad and first masters is from Northwest Missouri State University. My second masters and PhD are from Indiana University Bloomington.
Where do you work and what kind of work do you do?
I am an Associate Professor at OU. I teach teachers how to use technology with kids in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at OU. I also lead our 1 to 1 iPad Initiative.
What is your greatest personal strength?
Strength and Weakness: I am really talkative and I will talk to anyone. Its part of who I am, but sometimes I am overwhelming to quiet folks!
What do you like best about Nerdy Girls?
I enjoy the ability to meet new people with like interests all the efforts that the organizers go to make interesting events. I appreciate being able to be encouraged in having hobbies and people to go to things that I would like to go to, but may be unwilling to go to alone. I also appreciate the opportunity to meet new interesting women and form new friendships outside of my job. That is so much harder to do the older I get!
Do you have a favorite quote or piece of advice for young women?
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou
Do you have an etsy, small business, or special cause you would like to promote?
I believe that the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice (OCRJ) does really good work to protect the reproductive rights of women in Oklahoma and do so in a professional and informative manner.
And that’s it! Thanks, Terri, for your responses, and ladies, next time you see Terri, be sure to say hello.