NET+ and Campus Bridging Systems Analyst
Barbara Hallock, senior NET+ and campus bridging systems analyst for UITS Research Technologies Campus Bridging and Research Infrastructure, provides computing support to assist scientists’ research. Hallock and her colleagues enable researchers to receive the technical resources needed to yield significant scientific discoveries.
“I love that information technology is always changing. My area of expertise didn’t exist as a discipline when I started my undergraduate degree in 2004, but here I am,” said Hallock.
After receiving a bachelor of arts in digital media, summa cum laude, from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2008, Hallock obtained a master’s degree in information science from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing in December 2012.
Even as a young girl, Hallock recognized she wanted to enter a technical field.
“One of my earliest memories is of me watching an episode of Doogie Howser, M.D., and knowing that one day I was going to use computers all the time,” Hallock explained.
Growing up in a blue-collar family, Hallock is most proud of being the first person in her family to attain a graduate degree. She advises females entering information technology as an entry-level employee to not consider themselves as an entry-level employee, but rather examine the responsibilities held in prior positions and demonstrate how they’re equivalent, relevant experience.
Out of the office, Hallock enjoys gardening, long-distance running, freelance writing and crafting.