About Me

Hi, I'm Kairsten (CARE-stin). I'm a full stack developer with a passion for data visualization and UX design. I currently work at Fred Hutch in the Bedford Lab as a contributor to both Nextstrain and the Seattle Flu Study. I previously worked at IHME as a full stack developer and a data analyst on the dietary risk factors team.

I am an autodidact who used free and online resources to learn to code after receiving a Bachelor's degree in Biology. When I'm not programming, I enjoy cooking, playing tabletop games, weightlifting, climbing, and reading sci-fi or fantasy. I grew up on the East coast and am currently based in Seattle.

I occasionally do freelance Tableau dashboard development. Please email me at kairsten.fay@gmail.com to schedule an informational. Thanks for visiting my website.