Linabel is an outgoing introvert originally from Salcedo, Dominican Republic, but she mostly refers to herself as a Third Culture Kid. She grew up in Passiac, New Jersey as the daughter of two first generation immigrants, and she received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of South Carolina. During her undergraduate years, she worked and was involved with the Women’s and Gender Studies department. She is currently living and working in Chicago, IL and is involved with the Women in Technology movement. She likes blogging, music, hiking, traveling, Instagram, avocados, poetry, androgynous fashion, cultural intersections, mentoring high school students, basketball, technology, documentaries, independent films, and learning computer languages. You can check out Linabel’s blog at www.thecandleramiblog.wordpress.com and follow her on twitter @linabel_ramirez and Instagram @linabelmarileidy.