One Community welcomes Tatyana Tertitsa to the Pioneer Team!
Computer Programmer-analyst with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Active Organic Gardener, and Experienced Natural Builder: Tatyana received her Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (Ukraine). She has thirty years experience as a programmer-analyst including 9 years working as a full-time employee for the US Patent and Trademark Office. Tatyana is also has a lifetime of organic gardening experience, including managing two Food Bank plots, and a love for natural building. She has studied and participated in a broad diversity of hands-on natural building workshops including building with cordwood, straw bale, and cob construction. She is also knowledgeable with passive solar building design, green roof benefits, gray water systems, water gardens, solar water heating systems, and earth bag construction.
Being born to a Russian mother and a Ukrainian father gave Tatyana opportunity to be fluent in both Ukrainian and Russian languages, and living in America for the past 20 years has helped her achieve fluency in English. In her free time, Tatyana loves spending time in her garden, training rescue dogs, biking, reading, traveling, hiking, camping, and do-it-yourself projects. An advanced Yogini, she also enjoys yoga and meditation.