My name’s Danielle Werner, otherwise dubbed Munchkin. I’m South African and German, was raised in Asia and have been in the UK since 2009. I’m interested in so many things, so it’s hard to summarise them for you, but I’m passionate about technology, education, science, healthcare and doing things properly.
I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy in June 2012, but I didn’t intend to stop there. I plan on going all the way and hopefully finding myself in a position that fully utilises my ability to find issues and think of ways to fix them, my technological skills and my desire to innovate and/or improve either software or hardware. To that effect, I am considering a Masters in Human Computer Interaction!
I have recently been employed in a technical support role at a (primarily) software (and web development) company. My day-to-day work allows me to help people while also developing my own technical skills and figuring how to help these customers help themselves. I am thoroughly enjoying learning things like SQL, and I very much appreciate how the company looks to invest in and empower its staff.
In theory, keeping a reflective blog should make me a better lifelong student and professional. According to research, combining experience (e.g. reading an article) and reflection (i.e. this blog) “fosters increasing expertise” (Schell 2009).
See you soon.
Schell, B. A. (2009). Professional Reasoning in Practice. In E. B. Crepeau, E. S. Cohn, & B. A. Schell (Eds.), Willard & Spackman’s Occupational Therapy (11th ed., pp. 314-327). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.