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Emily Smith
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Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Do you love where you live?  If not, I’m here to tell you to change it.  Yes, loving where you live is a huge part of Loving Life on and off the Bike. If you don’t love where you live, there are two option.  1.  Suck it up and make yourself appreciate where you live.  …
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College Place - Umapine - Milton Freewater cycling
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To: Craig Newmark (Craigslist, Founder), John Donahoe (eBay, CEO), Jim Buckmaster (Craigslist, CEO). Every 30 seconds, a cyclist has their bike stolen in the United States. Nearly half of college students with bicycles will lose them during their education. Bicycle theft is rampant in the United ...
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Just call me Little Mary Sunshine.  :-)
You are an eternal optimist, expecting the best out of everyone you meet and providing an endless supply of hope, no matter how dire the circumstances. The world needs more of your positivity. Keep on being a ray of sunshine.
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Fortunately a lot of states are wising up and passing laws that allow cyclists to go through red lights if they have waited for one cycle and the light does not trip to turn green -- and of course when it's safe to do so. 
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Retired Software Engineer
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  • GENBAND
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • Nortel Networks
    Software Engineer, 1985 - 2010
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Full-time Nomad/traveler, cyclist, hiker, healthy eater, retired software engineer, Boston Terrier mom, married 29 yrs, UNC-CH grad
Introduction
Grew up in Raleigh, NC.  Attended Fred Olds elementary school, Washington 6th grade center, Daniels Jr. High, and Broughton High School.  Graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1983 with BA in Psychology. Attended graduate school in Clinical Psychology for one year at UNC, then left to pursue a career in computer science. Received a Post-baccalaureate certificate in Computer Programming from NCSU in 1988. Became a telephony software engineer and worked for Nortel in Research Triangle Park, NC for most of my career. When Nortel went bust, hired on with Genband in May 2010.  Retired at age 50 in August of 2011 and moved to Belize for 18 months.  Now back in the US traveling full-time, cycling, and loving life!
Bragging rights
So far in 2014 (as of October 20), I have ridden over 7000 miles (outdoors) on my bicycles!
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Psychology, 1979 - 1983
    BA Psychology
  • NCSU
    Computer Programming, 1986 - 1988
    Post-baccalaureate certificate