My name is Sandy Yost, CSJ. I’ve been a Sister of St. Joseph (Baden, Pennsylvania) since 1984, and I’m currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Detroit Mercy. It’s true that this is an unusual combination, and some folks find the concept of a Roman Catholic sister who’s an engineer downright fascinating. When it comes right down to it, however, I’m just another seeker trying to live a meaningful life in right relationship with God, myself, and others.
I have some passions for which I try to make time. One is music – I play clarinet, alto sax, and sometimes djembe at Gesu parish in Detroit. I also love a variety of outdoor activites, like bicycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, camping, etc.
The Techie Nun tagline reveals another passion, which is good considering what I do for about 50 hours a week. I love technology, especially technology that facilitates bringing people together. Thus, this blog.
I hope you’ll get to know me a little better as I try to give you a glimpse into religious life and how that fits with the rest of my life. And I hope you will join the conversation by leaving comments!
If any of you want to bore yourselves with my detailed CV, here’s a link to it.
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