About Rebecca

Rebecca was born in Melbourne, Florida and raised in both Memphis and Knoxville, Tennessee at various times. She attended Farragut High School outside Knoxville. While in high school, she took an interest in software development and worked part time for a transit company developing driver management and EEOC software.

Following graduation in 2000, she moved to Auburn, Alabama to attend Auburn University. While at Auburn, she was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service organization, the College Democrats and a contributor to the university newspaper, The Plainsman. She also worked part-time, first for the University, then for a local company writing e-Learning and computer-based training software, as well as working summers for the National Park Service as a park ranger in Yellowstone National Park. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2004.

After graduating from Auburn, Rebecca moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 2005, where she worked as a software engineer in a number of different industries, including telecommunications, online retailing and health care. She is currently a technical lead software engineer at Aledade. She also does private consulting and individual software development as well as contributing to open source projects.

Rebecca lives in Huntsville, Alabama with her wife Sarah, daughter Scarlett and far too many cats.

She has pursued an interest in science fiction and fantasy since the early 1990s. Favorite authors include Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter, Isaac Asimov, and Robert J. Sawyer, and favorite series include Star Trek and Babylon 5. Other interests include bike riding, photography, writing, making wine, listening to history podcasts, 3D printing, home automation, being a complete and hopeless Apple fangirl, and anything involving airplanes, trains and model trains. She mostly listens to jam bands, progressive rock, and 90s-2000s alternative rock.

Oh, and … 🏳️‍🌈

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Five Favorites


  1. Widespread Panic
  2. Foo Fighters
  3. Drive-By Truckers
  4. Yes
  5. Genesis


  1. Elton John
  2. Billy Joel
  3. Phil Collins
  4. Kacey Musgraves
  5. Matthew Ebel


  1. "Homeworld" - Yes
  2. "Show Yourself" - Idina Menzel
  3. "Cosmic Castaway" - Electrasy
  4. "Everlong" - Foo Fighters
  5. "Daughter" - Pearl Jam


  1. Avatar
  2. The Lion King
  3. The Big Lebowski
  4. Star Wars
  5. The Lord of the Rings

TV Shows

  1. Babylon 5
  2. Star Trek (all)
  3. The Mandalorian
  4. Doctor Who
  5. Foundation


  1. Sushi
  2. Pizza
  3. Fruit
  4. Broccoli Cheese Soup
  5. Club Sandwiches


  1. "Vacuum Diagrams" - Stephen Baxer
  2. "Foundation" - Isaac Asimov
  3. "Rama" - Arthur C. Clarke
  4. "Coyote" - Allen Steele
  5. "The Storm Before The Storm" - Mike Duncan