Suzanne Aldrich

Suzanne Aldrich

Web Technologist

SJA Consulting

Biography

Suzanne grew up in northern California amid a triumvirate of forests, wine country, and rugged coastline. Her youth consisted of summers spent reading voraciously, visiting museums in Chicago with her family, and lots of time amongst redwood trees appreciating nature and honing her budding engineering skills on miniature dams in forest streams. Suzanne’s curiosity and talent eventually landed her at Stanford University where she studied Computer Science and how people and technology interact. While at Stanford, Suzanne designed the Wearable Computing Lab’s website which was hosted on a matchbox-sized Linux server. At the time, it was the smallest webserver in the world. Lately, she’s been focusing on how global movements function without a figurehead and has even launched a few campaigns herself. If Suzanne learned anything from a youth spent in nature, it’s that everything has a cycle. She’s keeping the wheel turning by taking her own family on long hikes and by helping her oldest daughter learn how to program. After having spent time with Pantheon Platform and Cloudflare, Suzanne is currently Director of Sales Engineering at Vercel, helping make the web faster.

Interests
  • Internet Security
  • Web Application Performance
  • User Centered Design
Education
  • Major, Science, Technology, & Society, 2011

    Stanford University

  • Minor, Computer Science, 2011

    Stanford University

Skills

HTTP
DNS
TLS
TCP/IP
Edge Compute
Web Security
Cloud Platforms
Databases
Web Servers
Linux
Docker
Web Development
React
JavaScript
Git
Drupal
WordPress
Photography

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Sales Engineering Manager, West
Sep 2022 – Present Remote
 
 
 
 
 
Director, Sales Engineering
Jun 2021 – Aug 2022 Remote
 
 
 
 
 
Field Solutions Engineer Manager
Jul 2015 – Jun 2021 San Francisco, California
 
 
 
 
 
Senior Customer Success Engineer
Jul 2013 – Jul 2015 San Francisco, California
 
 
 
 
 
Owner
Jun 1997 – Present Northern California

Accomplish­ments

Planning Committee
I volunteered in various capacities for a reading fair started by a fellow Stanford Alumni for youth in disadvantaged areas of the San Francisco Bay Area. I solicited donations for raffle prizes, set up and ran fun reading activities, and coordinated other volunteers at check-in.
Organizing Grassroots Healthcare Activists
I developed a civic action mapping web presence and organized national synchronous marches to rally thousands of American people to pressure our government into passing a healthcare reform bill with a strong public option.

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