Fernanda Foertter is a member of the User Assistance Team at the National Center for Computational Sciences located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This team is responsible for assisting all users at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF). Additionally, Fernanda is responsible for the training program at the center, having created the scientific GPU hackathons. She also has interests in data engineering and programming paradigms on heterogenous architectures. Her interest in high performance computing started in 2006 while she was a computational materials science graduate student working on molecular dynamics simulations.