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Hello Andrea!

A few weeks ago, Andrew called me into his office, and told me “I’m sure you’ve figured this out already, but I’m transgender.” To which I replied “Uhhh….I had no idea. ” I am so oddly oblivious to these sorts of things, it’s sad.

Today Andrew becomes Andrea.

Wh‎at I know already is that Andrea retains all of the attributes that made me want to work with Andrew. She is a warm, and funny person who cares deeply about the technologies, communities, and people she works with. She is committed to her family and local community. We are lucky to have her at the Eclipse Foundation, and as part of the Eclipse, Eclipse Science,  and LocationTech communities. She is on a very courageous journey of personal discovery, and to a small degree, we’re along for the ride.

‎Andrea is at once both an old and a new member of the Eclipse community. Please give her a warm welcome.

Written by Mike Milinkovich

October 8, 2015 at 9:30 am

Posted in Foundation

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  1. Mike, thank you for this. I am so fortunate and grateful. As I’m sure anyone can imagine, the prospect of coming out as trans at work was pretty terrifying. I am very glad I did. And thank you to Mike and my colleagues. It’s kinda nice to have more people to chuckle about things with as I stumble along figuring this out. 🙂


    October 8, 2015 at 10:16 am

  2. Hi Andrea,
    welcome, it is really great that you are staying with us! Although it was and is no doubt a courageous step for you, I think we can be really proud to be part of a community where it is possible to just announce this.


    October 8, 2015 at 11:09 am

  3. I appreciate your kind gesture, Mike.

    Velganesh Subramanian

    October 9, 2015 at 12:41 am

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