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 bachelorâ€™s degree in Physics and is pursuing her career and education in networking.