I used to be a graduate student in
at the University of
Michigan (for most of that time I was Ande Kennedy). I completed my PhD in
cosmic ray physics in 1997, and moved out of
academia. I worked for a little while for the Michigan
Bureau as a database administrator, and for three years at
Jackson National Life Insurance
in the same capacity. I left the life of dressing business casual and lunch with
people who could handle their own utensils (usually, anyway) to
herd three small children,
Astrid, Ursula, and Jaana,
and they are much more interesting
than anything I could write here
about my dissertation or other work.
Follow their link for lots of pictures!
My latest project is writing the code to run
www.vilkri.com, a website to help
with financial planning.
I also maintain the Aicardi Syndrome
in my spare time (Astrid has Aicardi syndrome), and work on sites for
organizations and friends (like pace4change.org). After watching
Ursula enjoy her violin lessons, I have taken up a bit of playing
myself, having a fantastic time with
The Pretty Shaky String Band .