I'm Kirsten Benzel, a SQL DBA-Developer, voracious reader, and wannabe photographer. I received my BA in Philosophy from Northern Arizona University in 2007 (I could have graduated early in just three years but online Spanish 202 took me a few attempts to tackle!).
Failing to find a position as a town philosopher, I joined the ranks in Information Technology with GoDaddy and accumulated 6+ years working with SQL Server in various capacities ranging from Business Intelligence to T-SQL design to query optimization. I then joined SurveyMonkey as a SQL DBA-Developer in March of 2014.
I'm currently living in San Francisco, California with my boyfriend who works at Square, and one extraordinarily grumpy orange tabby named Zeke. When not working you can find me exploring the city, hunting for sea glass, or doing CrossFit.