Katelin Bailey grew up in Williamstown, MA, playing with puzzles, brainteasers, and reading a large pile of books in small-town New England. Exposed to computing early at the family dinner table, Katelin followed in her parents’ footsteps, after detours into political science, math, and physics. She spent the next four years pursuing research in computer security and mentoring fellow students as an undergraduate teaching assistant. Katelin graduated with her Bachelor of Arts with High Honors in Computer Science from Dartmouth College in 2010, winning the college’s Sigma Xi competition for senior thesis projects that year.
Katelin also holds an M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington, granted in 2012. She was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship in 2011. While at the UW, she was a member of the systems and architecture groups, and delved deeply into research exploring operating systems for new memory technologies. She also continued teaching as both a graduate assistant and course instructor. After five years as a PhD student, Katelin left the department for other adventures.
Currently, Katelin is a Software Engineer II at Microsoft, working on the base kernel team in the depths of Windows.