Maitlend Merrill

Maitlend Merrill

Hometown?

Meredith, NH

What skills or accomplishments have you attained, that sets you apart?

Recently, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Plymouth State University. As a student, I was exposed to a wide variety of coursework surrounding computer hardware, computational theory, programming, and many other topics too long to list!

What was your first memory of using computers?

My first memory of using a computer is way back in the mid-2000s when my parents purchased a Sony Vaio Desktop running windows XP on a dial-up connection. I’ll never forget loading up Google for the first time and realizing the world that exists online.

When you’re not found in front of a computer you are…?

Generally, I spend a lot of time behind the screen but when I’m not in front of a computer, I can be found hanging out with friends or enjoying the outdoors. Some of my favorite things to do are spending time out on Lake Winnipesaukee, riding my motorcycle, going on hikes, and hitting the slopes with my snowboard.

What would you do if you had an extra 5 hours every week?

If I had an extra 5 hours per week, I would love to use this time to be more present. I find myself constantly keeping busy with small things and planning for what’s next. I know I would benefit greatly by having some dedicated time every day for appreciating the small day to day things that we take for granted.

If you could go anywhere for an entire month, where would it be?

If I could go anywhere for an entire month it would be Norway. This place has some incredible scenery and a view of the northern lights like no other place. A month in Norway would certainly provide a great opportunity to re-center myself.

Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sports team goes to the Patriots. The ability of this team in terms of digging themselves out of deficits in high-stakes situations is truly an amazing feat, whether you love or hate them!