Erica Kovac is a software engineer who is a strong proponent of open source software, reason, and social technocracy. In her free time, Erica likes to play tabletop roleplaying games and video games, read books on psychology, sociology, economics, policy, and anything else non-fiction that strikes her fancy, with some light interest in fantasy and sci-fi novels. She currently shares a home in Arlington, MA with her partner, Torne, and her cat, Wesley.
During the majority of her undergraduate career, Erica worked as a laboratory technician under Professor Holly Yanco of the UMass Lowell Robotics Lab, primarily working on backend software managing communications between a robot and its teleoperations interface, as well as updating legacy code to function cleanly on modern Linux systems. She also was briefly involved in the design of a modular, dependency-based mail processing system for the Bettrbox project of Good Ventures LLC, going on to graduate with her BS in Computer Science from UMass Lowell in Spring of 2011.
Erica Kovac is currently employed by Google LLC, aiding in frontend development for Google Cloud Monitoring.