Biography
Kierstyn Paschke is a Data Storage Systems Administrator in the High Performance Computing Systems group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Before her current position, Kierstyn worked as System Administrator in HPC at LANL which included helping to improve monitoring of a 19,000 node cluster. Kierstyn brings this knowledge with her to the infrastructure side to help improve monitoring and the understanding of how all parts work together to make the cluster as efficient as possible. She has helped to instruct and mentor students involved in HPC’s summer cluster institute where the students build a small cluster from the ground up. Kierstyn graduated with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Montana State University where she helped to organize an engineering outreach event (Engineer-a-thon) for local 6th grade students as well as events throughout the year to connect female engineering students and provide them with resources.