K. M. Peterson
Who I am
I live in Brookline, Massachusetts. Brookline (originally called "Muddy River, A Part of Boston") does border the city of Boston. In 2002, I moved to the Brookline Village area from North Brookline, where I lived for many years. Contact Info | Photo Gallery | PGP Key
What I do
I work in the areas of IT Infrastructure – as an individual contributor, and managing systems, networks, and storage, and on the related topics such as security, monitoring, and data centers. Currently I am engaged in special projects and consulting. Resume | Blog
Prior to this, I was Senior Director of Information Technology at Basis Technology Corporation, in Cambridge, a firm providing solutions for the analysis of text-based information in Asian, European and Middle-Eastern languages. Previously, I was employed at John Snow, Inc. and World Education in Boston, after 8 years at the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Genome Center is now the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; I was the Manager of the Computer Systems Operations group. I also spent time as a consultant working for MIT's Network Security Team, part of Information Systems at MIT.
My hobbies include reading, writing, and design - I'm a freelance photographer. I'm interested in food, the arts, and cities. I've also worked in several positions as a volunteer for WBUR in Boston including producing fundraising programming for Car Talk. I'm currently a Trustee of the Stanton Condominium of Brookline.
Where I've Been
I was a undergraduate student at Boston University full-time from 1977 to 1978. I then went to work for the Boston University School of Medicine until 1981. I worked for Henco Software, the Savings Management Computer Corporation, Frey Associates [all these companies are defunct, absorbed into other organizations, or otherwise deceased], Data Resources, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Prime Computer [defunct], Computervision [defunct], and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
In the meantime, I returned to Boston University in 1987. I was a part time student at Metropolitan College at BU in the Philosophy department until I graduated in 1993. My area of interest was Ethics and Moral Theory - although most of the classes I took in my area were taken at Harvard University Extension School.
This is my personal/professional website. The personal stuff includes pictures and the like; there are also references to my professional life.
The primary aim of this site is to allow my friends, colleagues, and family to "keep up" with what I'm doing.