SURFnet bv (Netherlands)
Mary Catherine Hester is a Community Manager Research at SURFnet. She is the project lead for the Enlighten Your Research programs and works with campuses to optimise network infrastructures for data-intensive research. Previously, she worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Computing Sciences and for ESnet as part of the Science Engagement Group. She received her bachelor’s degree in Physics and is pursuing her career and education in networking.