A few weeks ago, Andrew called me into his office, and told me “I’m sure you’ve figured this out already, but I’m transgender.” To which I replied “Uhhh….I had no idea. ” I am so oddly oblivious to these sorts of things, it’s sad.
Today Andrew becomes Andrea.
What I know already is that Andrea retains all of the attributes that made me want to work with Andrew. She is a warm, and funny person who cares deeply about the technologies, communities, and people she works with. She is committed to her family and local community. We are lucky to have her at the Eclipse Foundation, and as part of the Eclipse, Eclipse Science, and LocationTech communities. She is on a very courageous journey of personal discovery, and to a small degree, we’re along for the ride.
Andrea is at once both an old and a new member of the Eclipse community. Please give her a warm welcome.